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September 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Cruising with Friends, Fiji, Life on the Boat, Somebody likes us, The Crew

We are still in Fiji and have accumulated 3 new people.  Jon’s friend A and our friends G&A flew out from the states to be with us for a couple of weeks.  We’ve been having a great time – enduring rolly anchorages, watching dolphins play at the bow, snorkeling, eating at beautiful resorts, hiking with other cruising friends (finally met up with IO and Totem again!), making delicious dinners on the boat…  We’ve been quite busy.  We’ve already visited Waya Island in the Yasawas, and Beachcomber, Navadra, Mana and Manalolo in the Mamanucas Island group.  We are hanging out at Musket Cove Marina for a few days to RELAX and pick up a few supplies, including some fresh water.  Truth be told, I could stay here for another week and be content.  Excellent cheap food, pools, laundry, hot showers… the only thing missing is the ability to jump off the boat into pristine clear water.  That’s a short dinghy ride away.  It’s really quite nice here 🙂  And, it’s SO good to be with friends.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have a boat full of people to cook for and how enjoyable it is to sit around the pool and laugh and talk and share stories with friends I love.  Our time with them is flying by too fast.

We are planning to leave here tomorrow and head up to Naviti and maybe the Blue Lagoon for the last few days before everybody flies out.

(Thanks to all those who have commented on The Bilge posts.  I know it’s all brutally honest and yes, I am one of those people who doesn’t mind baring it all on the internet.  Ha.  This trip for me has been more about dealing with all that stuff I wrote about and so, I think, including it is an essential part of this journey.)

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  • Nicole

    Fiji sounds incredible! Glad you’re having so much fun. Living the dream.

  • Peggy Wood

    Karen,

    I know you are on your way to Australia, If you are near Perth, Todd from Bakersfield now lives there. I thought it might be interesting and fun if you all were able to connect. He is going to marry an Australian woman and he and his son moved there about a year ago. I just contacted him a day or so ago to confirm his location. You actually met him at one of the Air shows at Minter Field when you probably about 9…LOL Time flies what can I say. At any rate, he loves it down under and it might give you more options to see the territory on land for a change.

    Must go, I wish you fair winds and following seas.

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