Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve 2011

New Years Eve 2011, where has the year gone?

We have been having such wonderful weather, hot sunny days, calm seas & a nice cooling breeze in the evenings.

Town was still pretty busy as we passed through at 5.00pm, guess people were doing some last minute shopping before the holiday break.

A very Happy New Years to everyone, & best wishes for a prosperous 2012.

Happy Fishing

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Eve

Left the dock around 6am, looks like it is going to be a nice morning, hopefully the rain will hold off until we get back in.

The sun was just appearing on the horizon when we got to the lighthouse, what a beautiful sight.

As we got closer to the mount there was a few birds flying around, there were fish around but again, it looked like what we call Salala, too small to take any of the lures we have out.

After working around them, decided to go elsewhere, & see if we could find the Yellowfin.

We saw a shark where bait fish were working so moved away, then we got a double strike, oh I thought, Shark, thank goodness it wasn't, it was Yellowfin Tuna,

We ended up with 10 Yellowfin & think the guest were happy, only wish the Mahimahi we saw could have hooked up, would have made a change to catching Yellowfin.

Just as we got the guests & fish off at the dock, the rain came, well at least we won't have to wash down.

Merry Christmas to every one.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Savusavu Kids Sailing

Last weekend Savusavu Kids Sailing club were host for the Fiji National Sailing competition.

The first few hours of Friday's start saw a delay, as there wasn't enough wind, eventually they were able to do some of the races, with the rest done on Saturday.

It was a fun two days for all the sailors, all having a lot of fun.

On the Sunday, there was a lovo & prize giving held at a local Plantation.
Savusavu team came away winners at the end of the day, good one Savusavu.

The visitors returned to Suva on the local ferry on Sunday night.
It was nice to see the new reclamation being used so quickly.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Development For Savusavu

Work began last week on the reclamation of the foreshore beside the Copra Shed Marina.

The Savusavu Kids sailing club will move along, onto the new area, & a Children's park will be relocated next to that.

This new area will open up a whole lot more space for when the Cruise Ships & Yachting regattas visit Savusavu, therefore making Savusavu a lot more attractive for visitors.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beautiful Day For Dawn Princess

This morning we awoke to a lovely sunrise, looks like we are going to have another clear day.

Yesterday was also a hot sunny day for the passengers off Dawn Princess, so once again they were able to enjoy our little town in pleasant conditions..

There seemed to be more younger people on board this trip, saw groups of them doing water activities as we came up the Nakama Creek.

I was able to get a shot of Dawn Princess as we came back into the Savusavu harbour, she looked a real lovely picture with all the hills as her backdrop.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dere Bay Koro Island

The weather seemed a little more settled so we accepted a charter to take workers to Koro for a job.

All night the wind blew & didn't ease until about 3.30am, so we knew it was going to be a rough trip.

When we got to the boat about 5.30 everything looked calm & the sun was starting to rise so we thought maybe it won't be that bad.

I think we were just kidding ourselves, just as we approached the Savusavu entrance we could see how rough it was, 10 mins out ,Terry had to pull back & travel at about 10knots.

We hit some pretty big swells, & poor Searov groaned as she came off them.

Traveling at this speed slowed us down & added another 20 or so mins to the trip, but was a better ride.

Once at Dere Bay, the workers were off to do their job & Terry set about doing his boat & engine checks, then we went up to the lovely bure at the top of the walkway & relaxed until the workers came back.

The trip back was a different story, it took us under 2 hrs, some times it felt as if we were nearly flying!