Indians in Fiji


I was surprised to find that about 3/8 of Fijians are of Indian decent. They are the descendents of indentured servants brought during colonial times to work the sugar cane plantations. Quite obvious influence as this store window demonstrates. (Sorry about the glare.) Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Savusavu


Savusavu anchorage at dawn. We had a delightful 4 day transit from Neifu, Vava u, Kingdom of Tonga to Savusavu, Fiji. Our entire time in Tonga had been accented by almost daily rain. We expected to have rain on the transit. We left under cloudy skies and once out of the island influence the skies cleared. We had beautiful clear skies all the way to Savisavu. Winds were consistently about 20 knots. We set the whisker pole and had a fast downwind run. We arrived early on Sunday morning (bad planning, it meant we had to pay overtime to check in.) We started the engine for the final approach but the winds kept shifting so we were able to sail. Then, for no apparent reason the engine overheated. (Rule 7) We shut it down and continued to sail. At that point the wind died to zero. I took advantage of the calm to go down and see if the engine had overheated from a lack of sea water flow. All of a sudden the boat healed 15 degrees. We had gone from zero wind to 20 knots in 5 seconds with a maj
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Two days in a row!

Hard to believe but we have had two days of sunshine in a row. Wow! We are actually drying out. So great. Tomorrow Vava a gets one of its rare cruise ship visits. This means that the officials will be pretty busy. We plan to sail back to Neifu tomorrow arriving about lunch time. This will give us a chance to spend the afternoon taking care of our pre-departure needs. The plan is then to take off for Fiji the next day. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Happy Birthday Ace!

Not sure if I have the right day. Yes, I know it is the 22nd. As is Trevors. Mine is 11+11=22. We do a lot of 22. (Sorry Spencer, you would be a 22 too but your mom had you early – it was a health thing.) Note 1: Ace is Al. My parents did not want Ace to be “little Al” so they nicknamed him Ace. This was a good thing considering his height. When he went to Columbia University he switched to Al. So did all his friends. I refused and am the sole person who calls him Ace today. In a way it is convenient. I would call his office and ask for Ace. They never asked who was calling. Note 2: We are sitting on the date line. We are in UTC +13. This does not exist but is an elegant hack to keep the clock right. But we are on the other side of the date line so it will be Ace s birthday here many hours before it is where he is. I think. I keep getting confused. Once we get to Fiji it gets sorted – the time and date are the same. Note 3: I am waiting for longitude 180 E/W before officially consider
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