Sunday, July 31, 2011

Savusavu Parade

Haven't been able to take the boat out this week, weather wasn't favourable, rain & strong winds.

Finally today the winds have eased & the sun is out, now the grounds will have a chance to dry out.

Last week Savusavu celebrated with Library Week & Savusavu on Sale.

There was a march through town on Friday with the children dressed up in fancy dress, each picking a character from their favourite book. I had to forget my camera, today of all days.

On the Saturday morning there was a band that marched through town to the park, followed by a few floats.

It was good to see the shoppers waving & clapping as the parade passed by.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pacific Pearl in Savusavu

What a beautiful morning it was for the visit of Pacific Pearl to our town.

I arrived at the Copra Shed to decorate the place before, & already the stall owners were busy setting up tables along the road, leading to the Copra Shed.

There was a hive of activity as each was trying to get the best position, closes to the entrance to the Copra Shed.

Passengers disembark here, & it is also where they catch the buses out to the different tours that have been organized for them.

The feedback from people is good, they were able to show of their handcraft & earn some much needed money.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Old Timer in Savusavu

On our way out on one of the fishing charters a week ago, we passed this lovely old sailing ship just leaving it's anchorage, on it's way to visit other Islands in the Fiji Group.

What a beautiful old sailing vessel she is.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fishing In Savusavu

At last it is good to report that the fish are back.
Had a charter on Wednesday from a Family of 4 from the States.

Heading out that morning, Terry & I were a little worried, as the fish haven't been in the usual places.

Anyway, as we approached the mount I could see birds in the distance, & soon the fish were taking the lures.

We had a few double strikes, small Yellowfin tuna, then the outer line went off with a bang, & a Marlin had taken the lure, soon it was jumping out of the water, but then it threw the hook.

Everyone was a bit disappointed but a few minutes later, the line went off again.
We all thought the Marlin had come back, this time it went straight down, so now the work to bring it back to the surface began.

It took about 15 mins to get it to the surface, a nice Yellowfin Tuna close to 20kg.
We caught another Yellowfin 15kg & a lot of the smaller ones.

Soon we were heading home, on the way in we lost a Mahimahi, but caught another Yellowfin 12kg just as we came in the entrance.

The Family were very happy with the fish, it was going to be fish on the menu for a few days I think?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

ICA Yachts Arrive In Savusavu

I am a little late putting this up, the yachts in the ICA Regatta arrived into Savusavu from Tonga on 23rd of June

There was a welcome held at the Savusavu Yacht Club on the Friday night, then on Sunday a Lovo (food cooked in a ground oven)was held at one of the local Plantations, for members of the cruising fleet & fellow club members.

Fortunately the rain held off until the food had been served & everyone had sampled the lovely lunch.

Yesterday morning most of the fleet left Savusavu to continue their sail around the Pacific Islands.

We were out on the water yesterday so was fortunate to see most of the boats out on the horizon as they left Savusavu harbour.