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Jun 20, 2017 - Return to Fiji

This time of year for the last few years we have escaped the cold weather to travel to the Oceania Area Championships This year they are in Suva where we spent some time last year for the Melanesian Champs. I am looking forward to returning, not so much for Suva itself but for all the friends we will meet again there. Fletcher will be attending the Congress while I will be officiating for the Field Events.

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Mrs Mac

Jun 2, 2016 - Dravuni Island

The next morning we arrived at Dravuni Island- this was our favourite place in Fiji. A tiny island that you can walk across in ten minutes with 200 people living in a simple village. Izzy and Theo loved the school. The children were so friendly and just ran off at lunchtime to do what they wanted. The islanders played music and set up craft and clothes stalls for us. We spent a long time just sitting in the village watching the men sing while they shared kava. Theo learned to snorkel and Izzy took to it like a dolphin! We saw some...

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Our Year Out

Jun 1, 2016 - Port Denerau, Fiji

Overnight to Port Denerau and a long tender ride from the ship to this smart little town. It is basically a man made island with all the hotels on. We spent the day at the Sofitel- for free! How happy was Phill as if you booked it via the ship it was over $100 each!

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Our Year Out

May 29, 2016 - Suva, Fiji

Our first port day- Suva on the main island of Fiji. The weather was beautiful at about 25 degrees. Suva was just a small, plain town. We hired a taxi and went to the museum and gardens. Our taxi driver recommended the local waterfalls so we headed out for a walk. The poor guy ended up sending a search party out for us as we got a bit lost when the trail signs disappeared! Over an hour later we ended up 5km up the road in the next village, dripping with sweat and wondering if the black and red spiders were poisonous. Phill persuaded another...

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Our Year Out

Apr 26, 2015 - Fiji

FOBTs, Good Morning on the first of two April 26ths we will have on this cruise. It's Sunday, but as Eileen said, it does not feel like a Sunday. We have arrived in Suva, Fiji, and will soon disembark for our tour. Alas, Eileen seems to be coming down with a cold, but we'll think positively that she regains her full health ASAP. As I told Eileen earlier this morning, I awakened thinking about knots. No, not the tied kind but the nautical kind. I recently found out that a kilometer equals a nautical mile, but I confess to not knowing exactly...

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Jan 17, 2015 - Suva, Fiji

Peter checked in from Suva and everything was going well. He and Robert had plans to go to the movie but the selection of movies was not too good so they skipped it and had a movie night on the ship, instead. He and several of his friends had dinner in the fancy Japanese restaurant on the ship and enjoyed it very much. With his crew discount, the price was great and they also enjoyed trying lots of sushi as accompaniment to their meals.

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Jan 3, 2015 - Suva, Fiji

Peter visited Suva, Fiji for the first time today and had a nice time. He and Robert went to a mall where they saw the movie, "Into the Woods," which he liked very much. He said that he just had popcorn at the movie, rather than eating lunch somewhere! He is feeling fine and getting along well with his playing and his other work on the ship.

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Feb 26, 2014 - Suva, Fiji

A damp & humid morning as we sailed in about 06.30. The weather forecast showery, sunny intervals & 26 - 30c. As we docked a band were playing & marching up & down. Later............ The weather forecast was a bit optimistic! It's poured with rain most of the day. Our tour today 'Fiji Spices & Nature Gardens'. The spice plantation was started by Dr Ronald Gatty in the 1970s & this tour is new. As we disembarked we were greeted by various Fijians in traditional dress including a couple of very tall guys wearing grass skirts. Our tour guide...

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Aug 10, 2013 - Fiji Time

Fiji Time On Friday, Kristin had scheduled a day trip to Takalana, a small resort about an hour and a half away. Their specialty is dolphin watching, specifically spinner dolphins, because they leap straight up out of the water and spin in the air. We had an appointment for 9:30 so we hit the road at 8am. Well, the road kind of hit us. Money in Fiji is not abundant, so road maintenance isn’t a priority. There are pot holes inside bigger potholes, and you will often see cars driving in the center of the two lane roads to avoid the craters on...

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Aug 9, 2013 - The Two Fiji's

The Two Fiji’s Kristin and I jabbered like hens all the way home in her American SUV with the steering wheel on the wrong side for the left side driving of Fiji. She had things planned for every day I was there, saving her big surprise for my last night. I was so happy to see her so happy here. She was teaching special ed part time at the same International school that her children attend, volunteering there as well, she had good friends, she and her family have many adventures on the islands of Fiji, and the whole family seems to be...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Last Days in Fiji

We had a Tsunami Warning on our last day in Fiji, following a 8.2 earthquake east of the Solomon Islands. It was a little unnerving, since we were not sure about the proper procedure. Needless to say that nothing happened, but it was good to see the warning system working and followed by most of the population. For our last two days we stayed at the Raintree Lodge, just outside of Suva, the capitol of Fiji. The Raintree Lodge was situated on a former Quarry. It was a beautiful setting with 97 identified local plants and with a surrounding...

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Andie Mini Trip 2012

Jan 14, 2013 - Fly to USA/Return Home

What would a flight be without drama? Our flight from Sydney was delayed by about an hour. We were able to spend the time in the Air New Zealand lounge. Free food, drinks and wi-fi. Our plane had two levels for business/first class. We were in the upper level. We had flat-bed seats again. Great food on the menu to choose from. When we landed in San Francisco, we found we had missed our connection. We had to wait until the next flight, which was no big deal. We did, however, lose our first class seats. We were able to sit in exit row seats,...

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