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    Yum yum maybe.

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    That cleat needs a lanyard

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Looks like a nice spot. Cassava glue, that was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil C View Post
    That cleat needs a lanyard
    Neil, the Herreshoff pattern cleat , goes where he is required without constraints like lanyards or bolts. He's even been to the beach, but he wasn't allowed ashore at the minerva reefs in case he got up to mischief.
    Chart rock, which is sitting beside him, also has the freedom of the cockpit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks like a nice spot. Cassava glue, that was it.

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    The ubiquitous yamaha boat or panga ,plus the equally ubiquitous yamaha 40hp or so 2 stroke enduro. The pacific runs on zoom. ....the premixed 50 to 1 at the pumps.

    We visited an American yacht a couple of days ago. I dragged through racial memory and came up with Morris yachts when I saw the logo in the cove line, described it to a cruising friend as 'like a Hinckley' quality wise. I really like the look of it. Got something right, Morris and Hinckley shared some designers apparently and Morris was eventually bought by Hinckley, so the owner's tell me. Anyway, who was the designer but the great Chuck Paine!
    No wonder it caught my eye.
    Ice bear from Cutler, Maine. They're picking back up with the ARC world Rally.
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    Yes, cassava, that's it - yuk!

    Paw paw and fresh bananas - lovely! I do love coconut palms and tropical water!

    But not completely jealous - delivering a Swan 60 to Hamilton Is at the end of the month. Not Fiji though .....

    Rick

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    Anywhere on a Swan 60 would be just fine I'm sure.

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    Have a great trip Rick.
    Currently at Blue Lagoon. Named for the movie with the famously underage Brooke Sheilds in some hot for the day scenes.
    No sign of Dave Perillos navigator yet. Maybe tomorrow as its Monday. Or we could go on a dinghy hunt for it.

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    We did go on a navigator hunt. Still owned by Toki... still working for her keep as the market garden boat.
    Wbf not accepting my images today. Ah well...the boat is still alive and well.20190708_130353.jpg
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    2 or 3 days making our way up the yasawa chain ...now at the top of yasawa island proper.
    Hit reverse and backed out of our track today...we were creeping in and had to turn to the sun which lost us our sight line from a couple of boatlengths in front. No harm no foul, good spotting by the crew up on the bow pulpit.
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    Some very pretty spots and no other boats except our buddy's on Mahia..probably because of moderate easterlies. The easterlies are great because they're offshore and dampen down the famous roll from the ocean swells.
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    Pick up your drink from the green counter just in front
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    Yasawa irara village...what a nice place and nice sevusevu. An enlightened chief who would rather something useful like flour or rice or tools than yangona/kava. Kava is only drunk by the men...20190713_110731.jpg
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    Is there a lot of expecting gifts in exchange for anchorage these days?

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    If you cruise an area in Fiji you are expected to make yourself known to the local village and bring a gift of kava root to the chief.That simple ceremony is called sevusevu. In return for that you are given access to the village, the fishing, the access to other beaches in the region. The village takes some responsibility for you and your wellbeing. Its quite healthy.
    The issue of the gift is the interesting dynamic. If it is traditional kava then the only people who benefit are the men getting their kava. If it is flour or sugar or tools or rice..school supplies,others including the kids and families benefit.

    The exception to the sevusevu rule is when you visit larger towns or centres, or resort anchorages.
    Many cruisers will just stick to those and that might explain why we have a coast to ourselves plus our friends and one other. We've paid about 40 fjd for a week to 10 days worth of anchorages, endless coconuts, the right to fish and go wherever we want , pretty good really. We could stay a month for the same

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    Always great reading and experiencing your cruising through some of those great photos. I have heard the water clarity up the Yasawa group is amazing.

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    It certainly is where we are ,Tom. Check the anchor set from the boat or dinghy


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    Squid and sand ,about 8 metres of water.
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