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05/07/2017

Lexington - 7/4/17 Denarau

We have spent two nights at Denarau Marina before heading to Musket Cove Marina for the final events before the next leg. The marina was very nice. There were lots of big boats there. Port Denarau is a coastal area of NADI, a village in the Ba region of Fiji. The immediate area is all tourist. It is an interesting sight of commercial boating, ferries, tour boats, super yachts, fishing boats, dive boats and all the amenities that go with it such as a golf course, condominiums, resorts, hotels, restaurants and taxies. All this is adjacent to the village of NADI which looks like most all the other villages we have seen in Fiji. They had a very nice open fresh food market and lots of stores run by Indian Fijians. Lot of older cars and trucks. The service at the marina was excellent. The. read more...


05/07/2017

Lexington - Boomies and Clown Fish, Fiji

  This is a boomie, a coral head that sticks up with all different types of coral and numerous fish using it for cover. My photos are nice but actually they do not come close to the real beauty. To get great photos you need lights and a red filter from what I have been told. This is a clown fish with a sea anemone. The clown fish will swim out toward you to guard his territory but soon retreats, often down into the anemone. . read more...


05/07/2017

Lexington - Jacobi Bay, Waya Island

When I have internet I can send nicer photos, so here goes: This is sunset at Jacobi Bay, Waya Island. This was a very nice anchorage. We snorkeled and dove. This is a coral that changes color if you touch it. It blanches to a white by pulling in the polyps on the surface. Yes I know you are not supposed to touch coral but our dive master showed us how and it is a soft coral.  Video.MOV. read more...


05/07/2017

Lexington - Viti Levu, Fiji photos

  This is St Francis Xavier Church and it is in Ra Province, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands. It is known locally as the Church of the Black Christ due to the depiction of a Fijian-looking Christ figure in the mural above the altar.  Our guide said it was a gift from the white missionaries to the black people. He did not have much more information. This is inside the church.This is the grave of the Fijian who ate the most men, 900.. read more...


05/07/2017

Lexington - More Fiji Photos

 This is the Main Street of the town we visited. Most of the shops are run by Indians. There was a good variety of things for sale. Most shops were small and a little dark. There is always a cell card store. There was always Coke advertising. One gas station was brand new and looked very modern but they couldn't take my credit card because their connect was down. This is over looking a large shallow bay that largely dries at low tide. Note the satellite dish on the roof.This is the core of an old volcano.. read more...


04/07/2017

Lexington - Photos at Volivoli

 This is the pool at Volivoli Beach Resort. We anchored here for two nights.This is the restaurant at Volivoli Resort. It was clean and open. During dinner they had someone playing a guitar and singing.Beach bar, restaurant and dive shop  View of the beach and water at Volivoli Resort. . read more...


04/07/2017

Lexington - Fiji photos 7/1/2017

This is Rosie. She works at Paradise Resort and in this photo she is dancing for their Fiji night at the resort. The regular employees do the entertainment. The employees children also dance. I invited Rosie to come with me but she liked her job too much. She also said something about a husband and kids. . read more...


04/07/2017

Blonde Moment - Blog 11

BLOG 11Sines to Lagos The final leg…………The pontoon was unusually quiet on Thursday night - no parties, no late dinners; a solemnness had descended over the fleet as we realised the forecast for tomorrow's rounding of Cape St Vincent and our approach to Lagos.(20-25 knots for our sail south increasing to 30-35 knots at the Cape and around to Lagos).Alarms went at 5.15 am and crews slipped lines and quietly departed when ready.We waited until 6.15 am drinking tea (how very British) until the harbour was empty and all jostling for position was over and quickly slipped our lines and were soon into downwind sailing, surfing down Atlantic rollers with dolphins jumping out of the waves and turning and twisting under BM.The wind increased all the way to the Cape and we reefed our main twice as. read more...


03/07/2017

Raggy Doll - 30th June - 2nd July - The Last Leg

Friday 30th we were up at 5am for an early set off. There had been lots of talk of high winds, possibly force 6 or more and nobody wanted to be late leaving. The sail down the coast was good, we were nearly at Cape St Vincent when the theme tune to jaws became very appropriate as a shark glided passed, we'd seen dolphins but this was the only shark. As we rounded Cape ofSt Vincent, the wind started to pick up. We dipped our ensign as a sign of respect for Commodore Nelson (later to become Admiral Nelson) on 11th February 1797 he managed to sail through the Spanish fleet in the fog, identifying their position, but not their number, thereby allowing the British Navy to attack and defeat them.Grey Goose who were roughly 5 nautical miles ahead, warned us that at the second headland the winds. read more...


03/07/2017

Jambo - Ready for the off

Jambo is in Rostock ready for the start- we had an interesting trip over from The Solent taking in time for some sight seeing in Amsterdam and doing the mast up route through the Netherlands coming out at the German Friesian islands and "Riddle of the sands" countryLooking forwards to our next adventure.Philip. read more...


02/07/2017

Timshel - North to Blue Lagoon

Well set up by the full English (breakfast) on Skyelark, Taistealai and Timshel headed north, though regretting leaving our lovely bay.Taistealai was leading as Chris had carefully plotted many waypoints from Google Earth on his chartplotter to thread our way through the reefs, whereas Timshel was looking at it in real time on the ipad (luckily there seemed to be enough internet access).The Motion X app seemed to work well, at the start the Bing picture was clearer, but unfortunately as we proceeded north we found that Bing had not photographed that bit.There were a couple of alarms as we found ourselves in shallowing water (5m), later inspection of the track showed that these patches were on Google earth, but just not that clear, but we arrived safely at the Blue Lagoon and anchored. read more...


02/07/2017

Timshel - Heading back south

Had a couple of nights at Blue Lagoon we are now underway heading south, faithfully following Taistalai in front and our breadcrumb trail from the way up.Blue Lagoon is a nice resort on a beautiful island (Nanuya-Sewa)with lovely friendly people.Chuck (Exit Strategy) took me for a run first thing in the morning on wonderful grassy trails and views.We all walked the same route later but also taking in the shop, the tea room and buying jewelry en route.Parts of the island are Private but only when a Cruise ship is in.The yellow ferry comes and the seaplane transports the rich (possibly also the famous?).We didn't see Brooke Shields - must watch the film sometime.. read more...


02/07/2017

Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018

Noen bilder av hva vi har opplevd og sett på Fiji. Dette blir bare litt av alle opplevelsene vi har hatt her.#end DSC_7295 DSC_7348 DSC_7363 DSC_7364 DSC_7395 DSC_7403 DSC_7527 DSCN1918 DSCN1922 DSCN1933 DSCN1948 DSCN7833 DSCN7882 DSCN7899 DSCN7922 DSCN7924 (web) DSCN7943 DSCN7964 (web) DSCN8042 DSCN8096 DSCN8101 DSCN8117 DSCN8180 DSCN8202 DSCN8230 DSCN8255 DSCN8348 RSCN8315. read more...


Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji - World ARC 2017-2018
Aurora Polaris - Bilder fra Fiji -  World ARC 2017-2018
02/07/2017

Taistealai - more from Taistealai

Bula this is what all the folks of Fiji greet you with, we have been made to feel so welcome in Fiji. We never appreciated how huge Fiji was until we got here.   We are on a free cruising period right now and Chris & I sailed onto one of the most Eastern islands called Tavi Uni we stopped off at a wonderful anchorage called Paradise at the southern end and celebrated my birthday with a Fijian feast and more Cava! Don’t think it will catch on though! Our cruising path has taken us north of the island of Vitu Levu through the numerous reefs mostly well charted in our Navionics charts but some of our fellow WARC sailors have not had such up to date charts and navigating in these parts is not for the faint hearted. We have never placed so many way points on short journeys there. read more...


Taistealai - more from Taistealai
Taistealai - more from Taistealai
Taistealai - more from Taistealai
Taistealai - more from Taistealai
Taistealai - more from Taistealai
Taistealai - more from Taistealai
01/07/2017

Lexington - 7/1/17 Yalobi Bay, Island of Waya, Yaswa group Fiji

 We are in Yalobi Bay for our last night out before heading to the marina to prepare for leaving Fiji. As usual we went snorkeling and diving. I come up from a long dive and swim. By my rough navigation I swam a long way around a bay figuring I could then swim back to the boat. When I came up Sam and Karen were waiting in the dinghy and talking to a couple in two kayaks. As usual we invited them over for drinks. They built their own 60 foot catamaran and have been out 7 years. They have lived, worked and sailed everywhere. It was interesting listening. If you are interested they have a website, www.amarulasail.com. Also if interested their boat is for sale. I will attach a couple of photos because several people tell me my photos are better than my writing. What do they know?! May. read more...


01/07/2017

Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai

Auf Malolo Lailai, am einen Ende ist Musket Cove, am anderen Ende ist das Lomani Island Resort, wo wir waren.Etwas ausserhalb der Bucht konnten wir Delfinen beim Spielen zuschauen...Direkt vor der Bucht ist die Sandbar, eine vorgelagerte Sandbank, welche bei Ebbe komplett raus kommt. Da müsst ihr unbedingt zum schnorcheln hin!!Aquarium Fische ohne Ende, die einem an den Fingern knabbern...Feines Essen gibt’s im Lomani auch, falls ihr Zeit dazu habt.Tja, das hier war’s nun wirklich!Gottfried, Tommy, es war eine tolle Zeit mit Euch, und wir freuen uns auf’s nächste Mal! Normal 0 21 false false falseDE JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Normale Tabelle"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes;. read more...


Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai
Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai
Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai
Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai
Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai
Hanna - 8.-12.6.2017. – Malolo Lailai

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