It s Tuesday here in Fiji and still no shaft. It seems that the shaft for the other boat was not machined properly so it went back to be fixed. This moved Reboot s shaft back another day. So XO and I wait and bake.With respect to the elevator, elevator comment. Back in the dark ages when I was in high school we got a very creative group of cheerleaders. Tired of the old cheers they created a number of new ones of which I remember two: “elevator, elevator we got the shaft” and “repel them, repel them, make them relinquish the ball.” There were others I am sure but memory fades. This was in the early 60 s and the elevator cheer lasted one game before being banned by the administration.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
An update from Reboot…..Reboot, Capt Roger, XO (the wonder cat) and crew are currently in Vuda Point. Once again we made an entrance – towed in due to bad engine vibration, Capt Roger once again forgot to put on his shorts so arrived in his boxers. But he digresses…Vuda Point is the first comprehensive marine repair facility when traveling west from Tahiti. entrance channel is well marked with white poles. At night they are illuminated by flashing red and green lights. Night entry is still not recommended. The marina facility is “med morning.” A chase boat is required to help you into your slip. Be prepared to wait outside for your turn. As of this writing the marina monitors channel 11.Approaching the entrance channel is straightforward the second time. The first time not such. The marina is not shown on the (Garmin) charts. Position 17
9 Sept:We left Savusavu yesterday morning on the way to Taveuni. That is, until we snagged a semi-submerged bottle and rope. This gave us great pause. We dropped the anchor (in the middle of the mooring field.) The next step was to avoid hitting any of the moored boats. At least not hard! We ended up next to Doug on Mango. A few lines and a few fenders and we were safe. Of course our anchor chain was wrapped around Mango s mooring line. Using the stern steps on Mango Al dove down and cleared the line. We motored out of the harbor only to pick up a lot of engine vibration. Since there are no repair facilitates in Savusavu we decided to skip Taveuni and head for Nadi where there are travel lifts etc.[Aside]For some beautiful pictures of Tavunei see Elizabeth s blog at http://etheislandenthusiast.com. We will miss standing on the 180th meridian.[/Aside]Watching the boats heading east as they rammed into the 5 foot waves, motors churning maybe we didn t miss so much.But you ask: “Why the
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 🙂
We are required to notify Fiji Biosecurity prior to our arrival. The email address on Noonsite (firstname.lastname@example.org) fails. Does anyone have a goid email address?