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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. We're sailing up and down the east coast of Australia after a summer back in Britain.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

And then there were three

We're delighted that Goddaughter (and Bridesmaid) Amy has joined the Maunie crew. We picked her up from Nadi International Airport after a slight delay waiting for the narrow-gauge railway train to haul a vast load of sugar cane past the main entrance:

We treated Amy to the experience of the windowless bus to Nadi town where we had to change to the Denarau bus; we used the time to visit the vast indoor fruit and veg market for some wonderfully fresh provisions

In the yangona (kava root) section of the market, Amy was introduced to her first taste of 'grog'
We left Denarau after topping up our water and diesel tanks and headed across to an island called Malolo and the Musket Cove Marina. We've anchored outside the marina but have become lifetime members of the Musket Cove Yacht Club (whose annual regatta - mostly partying with a couple of races thrown in - finished a couple of days ago). There are several boats that we know still here so it's been good to catch up with old friends.

We'll be heading north into the Yasawa islands over the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. Try catching up with the Manta Rays at the northern end of Drawaga Island. They also have a Clam nursery off Barefoot Resort.