The Sailabout of Mauliola


18 October 2016 | Nuku Hiva
11 October 2016 | Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
08 October 2016 | Makemo
06 October 2016 | Tahanea
25 September 2016 | Rotoava, Fakarava
25 September 2016 | Rotoava, Fakarava
05 September 2016 | Fakarava
05 September 2016 | Fakarava
01 September 2016 | Fakarava, North Pass.
30 August 2016 | Fakarava, south pass
22 August 2016 | Tahiti
23 October 2015 | Port Denarau
05 October 2015 | Fakarava, south pass
05 October 2015 | Vurolevu Island
26 September 2015 | Matasawalevu Bay
24 September 2015 | Vunisea, Kadavu
06 September 2015 | Fulaga, Fiji
06 September 2015 | Fulaga, Fiji
06 September 2015 | Fulaga, Fiji
04 September 2015 | Susui Island

Batavu Bay

29 August 2015 | Batavu Bay, Vanua Balavu
C. Farias/sunny and cool
A few days ago we left the Bay of Islands to Batavu Bay in the eas side of Vaua Balavu, only 7miles away. The Bay is very protected and surrounded by high clifffs, providig us a great calm anchorage. There are no Fijian villages there but a small family of 11 who lives up on the cliff caretaking for the property who is owned by the Copra Shed marina in Savusavu. We had a letter of introduction given to us by the marina management when we first came to Fiji and Jerrry and I took to dighie for the formalities. We didn't know that the family lives up on the top and that there are 271 steps, niicely made out of wood, that we needed to climb. At bhe bottom there is a sign stating that someone has the speed record to get to the top: 59 seconnds. We didn't try to beat the record but leisurely enjoyed the climb. We met Biu, the head of the family, signed his guestbook, talked story a bit and in our way down we met his wife that was coming up with another lady. They gave us a bunch of taro leaves for us to make palusami, one of my favorite Polynesia foods. Next day, we decided to move on to the next bay because we wanted to find a place for good snorkeling and there was not much in Batavu. I will write a post about it later. My Aloha to all.
Vessel Name: Mauliola
Vessel Make/Model: Morrelli&Melvin Custom 65' Catamaran
Hailing Port: Hawaii
Crew: Jerry King and Conceicao Farias, owners
About: Conceicao is a Brazilian, Hawaiian by heart, wahine (girl). Conceicao e uma Brasileira, Cearence, Hawaiana de coracao. Jerry is from California, an old Hobie cat sailor, the man with a vision and a mission.
Extra: Our plans: to do a sailabout and come out in the other side of the seas. The South Pacific is our first stop.
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