Last days in Fiji

The weather forecast made us stay here in Fiji a little bit longer. This gave us the opportunity to enjoy the reunion with our sailing friends a little bit longer. The days and evenings here as Musket Cove have been filled with laughter, friendship, coffee/tea and lots of food and drinks on shore at the BBQ sessions or on one of the boats. we have celebrated birthdays and tomorrow we'll celebrate „good-bye". Good by to Fiji (we might leave on monday), good-bye between us, as we're all going different directions as of monday and for me good-by to the sailing life for a while, as I will be leaving Marcus and Alita for a while going home on august 9th for some work. Unfortunately I have an offer I can't decline and it makes is possible to follow our original plan to sail to Alaska next year!
Of course I am sad I am leaving, but it's only for some time, I can be back for the trip from Vanuatu to New Zealand via New Caledonia mid Oct/Nov and I will be happy to see my family and friends at home and some on the way home.
I promise I will keep on writing stories about our trip so that you don't have to miss reading the blog.

Here at Musket Cove there is a sandbank where the tourist boats come every day to feed the fish and enjoy the funny little guys. If you go there at low tide, about an hour before the boats come, you enjoy the little guys all to yourself. They even start picking on you hoping to get some bread. That is so cute! There are unbelievably many fish! I went back there every day, just to see the fish. It's like swimming in an aquarium tank full of the most colourful and playful little and bigger fish. Trigger fish, seargent fish, Nemos, squid, snapper, parrot fish, today an eagle ray and many more. Just so much fun.


Fiji - Draveuni, Mamanucas

We have only two more days in Fiji which will be filled with seeing our friends and party at Musket Cove. We're in Denerau, have done grocery shopping and Marcus is still in the odysee of trying to get Vanuatu money which we need for the immigration there. This turns out harder than it is. Most don't have the money and if they don't have it they don't want to give it to you unless you're customer at the bank or can prove where you get the cash from that you want to change and prove that you are really going to Vanuatu (flight ticket or boat papers). Marcus is now on the way on his 3rd attempt to this bank to get the money changed. We don't know if he succeeds. because everytime he gets there with what they asked for the ask for something new. I expect that we leave the dock in less than an hour, get diesel and head out to paradise. 

I still owe you the story of Faulanga, I hope I find the time to write it at night. 

Here are some more pictures of our lovely experience in Fiji: