Photo Gallery - May 2002
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posing for the camera, looking happy and serene. (photo by Jonah)
backlit in the main companionway.
of Suva Harbor from the yacht anchorage.
moored in the harbor.
down in the fuel locker (aka "The Hole") checking the transmission
bailing the dinghy of rainwater from the previous night (it rains a lot in
Jonah! Keep up the good work. Of course he gave up with about half the
water still in it.
shot of Suva Harbor from the anchorage.
the dinghy going to shore. Jonah is acting shy.
view of the Royal Suva Yacht Club. The grounds at the yacht club were very neat
and well maintained. The bar and restaurant (which was under renovation while we
were there and opened 2 days before we left) was lovely. They even had a nice
playground for the kids.
of the front of the yacht club as seen from the road.
for a taxi across the street from the Yacht Club. We are standing just in front
of the prison guard dormatories. The prison is just next door (the colorful wall
with barb wire).
Prison from in front of the yacht club.
Prison from directly across the street (notice the open door with gaurd).
Suva. The ride from the yacht club is about 10 minutes and cost F$2 (ababout 80
town hall building now houses 2 restaurants (one Chinese serving bad Dim
Sum and one Indian which was excellent) and the Fiji office of
South Pacific Games headquarters building. Suva is apparently the headquarters
of this organization which is the equivilent of the International Olympic
Committee for the SP Games.
dock at the RSYC. This shows the space where Queen Jane was tied up for 2 weeks
while undergoing transmission repairs (part I).
of the dock heading towards shore. The yacht club is seen in the distance. Jonah
is standing right where the inner dock and the outer dock (which are of two
different types of construction) meet.
Queen Jane tied up to the dock at the RSYC.
posing in front of the Fiji Museum in Suva, Fiji.
stops to smell the flowers.
playing at the beach. We rented a car for a day and drove the south coast of
Viti Levu (Fiji's main island) making several stops.
lovely Coral Coast beach. This section of the coast is so-called because the
coral comes right up to the shore for its entire length. Not a great swimming
beach, but very pretty.
hopping over some large rocks at the beach.
of the scenery we saw driving along the coast.
trimiran next to us at the yacht club had only this outdoor toilet seat for a
head. Outdoor plumbing at its best! Just watch out for jumping fish!
and Quintin (from S/V Boreal) playing in the yacht club playground.
area at the yacht club. The bar and restaurant are in the building to the left,
the dock is to the right. The fuel dock is straigt ahead.
and Cecille from the French catemeran ""Boreal".
comes alongside in their dinghy to pick up Jonah for a play date on their
dinghy with Jonah.
Suva Harbor, the reef entrance breaks at the outer marker. A surfercan be seen
in the foreground to the right of the marker waiting for a wave. Can you say
other side of the pass. Not quite so impressive, but still a boat killer.
and Jonah snuggling in the cockpit.
beautiful paradise which is the island of Yanutha in the Mbengga Lagoon. It was
while on our way to Yanutha after leaving Suva that our transmission broke down
for the second time. This time, however, it was not simple leaking fluid. This
time it was dead. We towed the QJ to anchor using our dinghy. Fortunately we
were inside the lagoon when it died and it was flat calm.
shot of Yanutha.
arrives at Yanutha late in the day just after the clouds rolled in for the