|Nawi Resort's very welcoming waterside entrance. Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji.|
|Given Fijian couples are not|
wont to public displays of
affection (aka PDA), Nawi
Resort's clearly targeting ex-pats.
At night, the resort took on an almost dream-like appearance, dramatically light. All private, we heard.
*We: Wayne and I, Steve and Patty of Armagh and Chris and Meaghan of Tangatatu.
Just a few steps beyond the dock and the men in orange shirts appeared, politely but firmly pointing out Nawi island was a private resort and construction site. No one was allowed without prior permission.
Whist Patty turned on her charm, undaunted, I asked, "How does one get permission to come ashore?" The nice fellow pointed us to Violet, whose office was in Copra Shed's complex, upstairs.
So we visited Violet. Diplomatically, she suggested we visit the island at sunset, as that would keep us out of the construction work, and would be a nice time to enjoy the resort. We thanked Violet, and told her we'd take her up on her "invitation" the next eve. She promised to call the folks minding the resort site to let them know she cleared our visit.
|Our price to play - drinks - at Hot Spring Hotel, Savusavu, Fiji.|
|Bathing beauty Patty of Armagh cools off at Hot Springs Hotel's pool. Savusavu, Fiji.|
|Permission granted this time, we saunter unfettered onto Nawi Resort's grounds just a bit before sunset on a less blistering day. Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji.|
|Mossy statue outside|
Nawi Resort's clubhouse.
|Image pilfered from Nawi Resort's website. Savusavu, Fiji.|
|We chose this as Nawi Resort's best view lot. On a less overcast eve, the colors in these waters sparkle in turquoise. Savusavu, Fiji.|
|Lounging in Nawi Resort's clubhouse, listening to Steve's storytelling. Meaghan of Tangatatu, Patty (Steve's wife), and Chris of Tangatatu listen. Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji.|
|Story-telling Steve, irreverently sprawled across Nawi Resort's|
arty oversized coffee table. Savusavu, Fiji.
|Nawi Resort's interior designer did a bang-up job on their clubhouse. I found these lights particularly cool. Savusavu, Fiji.|
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|Palms slihoutted in this Savusavu sunset, viewed from Nawi Resort, Fiji.|
This post is a recent retrospective of our time moored off a Savusavu, on Vanua Levu, Fiji (S16.46.706 E179.19.785) June 24th - July 13th, 2016. We are currently moored off Vanuatu's Port Vila, Yachting World Marina, (S17.44.722 E168.18.726) readying to cruise Vanuatu.
|This current Nawi Resort resident is not too keen on|
newcomers like us messing about in his neighborhood.
- We cruised just under 440 miles in Fiji, between late May and early August.
- Our August 2016 sail from Fiji to Vanuatu was 525 miles.
- Our May 2016 sail from New Zealand to Fiji was 1090 miles.
- December 2015 - May 2016 if we weren't cruising New Zealand or hunkering, we were making massive road trips from New Zealand's tip to its tail.
- From December 2014 - November 2015 we sailed from Northern Florida's Atlantic side to New Zealand, over 10,000 miles, with more than a few stops in between.
- Prior to that we sailed sailed from St. Lucia to Florida and also spent a season cruising the Bahamas.
After Vanuatu, New Caledonia. After New Caledonia, Australia, by December 2016. There, we plan to sell our boat, and go back to work, somewhere.