Monday, December 4, 2017

Slow Sailing in Fiji

For the past two weeks we've been creeping, slowly north along the Yasawa island chain. It's been fun to discover that each bay, within 10 miles of each other, offer completely different experiences. Thus far, our favorite anchorage has been in front of the Octopus resort. The snorkeling in front of the resort is fantastic, the resort staff is welcoming, their pool doesn't suck and they have a cheap happy hour for off season (till Christmas and New Years). What's not to love? We were mildly impressed with the Manta Ray resort. From the anchorage it looks pretty shabby, however, once on their property, it's a nice place with a huge wooden deck covered with Millennial's who scored off season discounts, all staring into their Apple products. Like the resort name would imply, this is where the manta rays come to feed and one can usually snorkel with schools of them. Unfortunately, we missed the manta rays, apparently, it's their off season too.

Since the start of cyclone season, over 4 weeks ago, we find ourselves one of only two boats in the anchorages, providing us with prime real estate. We'll be looking for the next weather window to head "home" to Savusavu, the girls are getting antsy to start Christmas preparations. 

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