BULA Fiji! Arriving into Savusavu after our bluewater crossing from New Zealand EP44

After 9 days at sea ,we arrive in Fiji into the town of Savusavu and tie up at the Copra Shed marina. 

We complete our clearances and toast our safe passage with our customary bottle of bubbles. 

We require a cruising permit to move freely round the islands, and Pretti in the office is on hand to sort this out for us. 

We visit the well stocked markets to replenish our fruit and veggie supplies and have our first taste of what will be many bowls of kava, at the Women’s craft fair. Those ladies mix a mean bowl…..

We attend a talk by the legendary Curly Carswell , a local sailor who knows the reefs and and anchorages of Fiji like the back of his hand.

He passes on his knowledge and waypoints for a nominal fee that is worth every cent. 

Our cruising  permits arrive back from Suva and once they are stamped by customs we are free to set sail and enjoy some of the more remote parts of this beautiful country.

Footage from June 2019