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Sailing Fiji to Vanuatu

Or…The Unofficial South Pacific FP Regatta Or…How We Ignored Bad Omens We had been hoping to leave Fiji Thursday to sail to Tanna Ialand, Vanuatu, but we opted to wait for Sandy Cheeks and Cheeky Monkey, both of whom were waiting on boat parts.  CM and SC are both Fountaine Pajot catamarans, just like us,…

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Using Cash While Traveling

While traveling through the islands of the South Pacific, we were moving from Fiji to Port Resolution on Tanna Island, where there was not an ATM available.  We needed cash to be able to clear formalities and pay for things in Port Resolution, so for the first time in my life, I went to use…


Sailing Fiji: Notes from 4+ Months

With our departure from Fiji this week, we conclude four and a half months sailing Fiji over two seasons.   Our first visit was in 2016 for six weeks, where we hung out in Savusavu, one of my favorite cruising ports in the South Pacific, did some amazing hiking based in Suva, popped down to…


Blue Lagoon, Fiji

The furthest north our adventure took us was to an area of Fiji called Blue Lagoon.  There are several islands here; Nunaya Levu, Nanuya Lailai, and Nacula Island. These islands are all in the Yasawa Group of Fiji, an island chain on the northwestern side. Nanuya Levu is where the movie The Blue Lagoon was…


Mantaray Island Resort

Manta Ray Resort was one of my favorite stops in Fiji.  We visited twice, and each time found the grounds beautiful and the staff very friendly. We visited while cruising Fiji on our sailing catamaran, Starry Horizons.  The first time we came, we had David’s brother, Thomas, on board with us.  Then, the second time,…