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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

People and places in Fulaga

Here's a short selection of photos to give you an idea of the villages, the people and the events in Fulaga:

The view from the church at Naividamu village, the only village to face into the lagoon

Naividamu - a collection of tin huts full of welcoming, friendly people
Kids mucking about in boats - the same the world over
 Events: The arrival of the supply ship
Mini and Lutu on the canoe, before work started on it this year, waiting for the supply ship to arrive

Everyone waiting for the supply ship - Joe offers Meri a freshly-caught fish

Tara, Qele and Lissa opening clams ready to send on the ship for sale to the next island

Bis wiring closed a container of clams to go into the supply ship's fridge

Joshua watches it all

Part-finished tanoa kava bowls for export to Suva

Unloading the boats from the supply ship, the anchorage unusually busy with yachts

Everyone lends a hand

Lutu (right) knows how to pick his load - he struggles ashore with eggs and toilet rolls!

Net, the postmaster, waves as he works through the cargo on the ship

Birthday tea for Ma the baker (she made most of the cakes herself so it was a working birthday)

A kava session at Colin and Ana's leaving party
 Getting Dressed up for the occasion:

The kindergarten kids dressed up for their dance and song. Little Akosita is only 3 so is technically too young for kindergarten but there was no stopping her from attending

Enjoying dubiously-coloured sweets

Lavinia and Akosita dressed as lawyers for their part in the 'when I grow up I'm going to be' song. Akosita's hand and lips show she has already been at the sweets

Akosita in her best party frock
Dianne and the ladies at church

Tai, Moses and Bill in their Sunday best

Graham and Robbie dressed to impress at church


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