Sailing to Musket Cove, Fiji

Musket Cove draws the sailing crowd in, but it’s also one of the nicer local resorts in Fiji. Set away from the main island, Musket Cove has old plantation charm. Malolo Lailai The most popular stop in the Mamanuca Islands, Malolo Lailai is just 20 km west of Nadi.  It’s a haven for cruising boats,…


Sailing to Astrolabe Reef

Monday after errands we took off from Suva. We enjoyed the hiking but were anxious to get out, it’s not the most pleasant place to be. Our destination was Astrolabe Reef, where not many cruisers head. Sailing to Astrolabe Reef We sailed to Bequ (pronounced Benga) and anchored at the top of a long bay….


Hiking with Kyle in Viti Levu

Suva is very different from anywhere we’ve been before. This city is extremely industrial. Sailing into Suva There are only a few sailboats here and cruising is a little challenging. We anchored off the Royal Suva Yacht Club, which is about a 10-minute drive from downtown. The water is very shallow; we anchored in 9…


Jailbreak in Tonga

In July, a boat named Sea Oak was anchored in Neiafu Harbor. The couple onboard were prone to yelling (I heard this first hand from other boats in the harbor) and physically fighting. One morning, the woman, a Canadian, wouldn’t wake up – and her husband was arrested.  Sea Oak was still in Neiafu when…


Bula Fiji: Savusavu for Cruisers

Savusavu is one of my favorite ports in Fiji. It’s small, easily walkable, and doesn’t get a lot of tourists. This makes it an easy place to clear into, and then access some of the pleasures of eastern Fiji, like Namena Reef, Taveuni, and the Lau Group. Sailing Tonga to Savusavu What a perfect sail…