Saturday, October 21, 2017

Exploring our new home in Savusavu, Fiji

Checking into Fiji was a bit of a process that took a few days to complete. After meeting with bio security, customs, immigration and a health inspector, and paying the appropriate fees we finally have our cruising permit. For the next 6-8 months we will be living in Savusavu for cyclone season. 

Savusavu is home to about 3000 people and is referred to a Fiji's "hidden paradise". We've spent the last week walking around, checking things out and getting familiar with our new home. There's an outdoor veggie market, several restaurants, a few schools, a little library and lots of little shops. The girls are extremely happy to have found several second hand clothing stores with cheap clothes.  I think the key to keeping our sanity while we're here will be finding things to do. Ideally, we'd like to house sit for a few months and get off the boat. If you happen to know anyone in the Savusavu area looking for an awesome family to house sit and/or take care of their animals, let us know. While exploring our new home, we've noticed that Fijians are some of the nicest people we've ever met. We are leaving tomorrow with a buddy boat SV Enough to make our way towards Musket Cove so that we can meet up with other buddy boats that we met in Mexico and the kids can celebrate Halloween. We plan to take our time heading back into Savusavu and to get settled before any cyclones kick up. At least that's the plan anyways. 

Our "marina", oozing with charm.

Downtown. Don't blink, you might miss it. 

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