Photo Gallery - July 2002
Pictures can be clicked to see a large
version of the image.
meditating in the cockpit at Mana Island.
Bures (Fijian for house) at Mana Island Resort.
friends Brian and June on "Daruma" from Tauranga, New Zealand at
anchor in the Mana lagoon with us.
"backpackers resort" also on Mana Island. Backpacker resorts are a
growth industry in Fiji. There are dozens of them on the islands of the
Mamanutha and the Yasawa groups and range from hovels where you cook your own
food to relatively nice beachfront accomodations with "mess hall" type
doing school work. He is getting very good at writing and is learning to read
very quickly. He loves math but can be a finicky student sometimes.
and Jonah in the cockpit. Jonah is wearing his wet suit which was given to him
by his cousin Galen (Kate's sister Tita's son) who grew out of it.
with the lagoon behind her at Mana. The island's Southern half is enclosed in a
protective reef providing a great, calm anchorage and great exploring.
lagoon at Mana with one of the many beautiful beachs in the back.
looking at fish. The boy has really taken to freediving and wears his mask
confidently. He is still working on learning to use the snorkel.
the beach on the West end of the island. The sands are very deep here and only a
few stragglers make it over to this end of the island from the resort.
and Jonah in front of the dinghy.
of the many islands of the Mamanuths in the background.
shot shows(among others) the island Monuriki where the Tom Hanks movie
"Castaway" was filmed. The anchorage there is only tenable in fine,
settled conditions and we were not able to stop there.
exploring the rocks at one end of the beach.
pool and bar area of the Mana resort looking Northwest towards Monuriki, Tavua,
Yanuya and Monu Islands.
and Kate taking in the magnificant view after a swim in the pool.
view from the North side of Mana again.
more shot. This one and the one above are kinda similar, but I like them both so
much I couldn't decide which one to include! So I put up both...
pool area (the bar is the small hut in the foreground to right) at Mana Island
Resort. The pool is smallish but attractive and well situated. The beach is just
to the left out of frame.
checking the time on his new Spiderman watch (sent to us by his grandmother
along with a few other toys and videos). He is starting to get time in fact,
having his own watch has helped a great deal. Alas, it broke a week later when
he got it wet washing his hands. I guess we will have to get him a waterproof
and Kate on deck doing the laundy.
skipper and the first mate.
Island from our anchorage.
shot of Mana.
taxiing at Mana. There was an airstrip on Mana also, but seaplanes landed once
or twice a day most days we were there.
Island from the North as we are approaching Musket Cove on Malololailai (little
shot of Malolo.