Cruising with Mike and Allison – Navadra IslandFiji

August 21, 2014

17 27.500 S 177 02.545 E

Posting by Barb:

Onwards, on a southerly track to Navadra. It was the second time for Denny and me, but we love Navadra. Each time we snorkel OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthere we see something different. Unfortunately most times I don’t have my underwater camera. In addition to the abundant reef fish, I have swum with little turtles; saw a shark taking a snooze on the sandy bottom, had a staring contest with 2 octopuses, was tempted to bring a crayfish home for supper, and floated along with a little Napoleon fish (little for Napoleon but a big fish). So it is a favorite snorkeling ground for us!! While we were there a couple of super yachts dropped in, Juliette and Ethereal (190 ft and considered one of the 7 world’s finest yachts. Sun microsystem cofounder, Bill Joy, paid 50 million for this yacht. Juliette is a sister ship. Check it out on google).  They had a hard time anchoring in the small Navadra anchorage. In the middle of the night we woke up to shouts and when we looked out we saw that Ethereal had swung with the wind into a nearby Catamaran and DSC_4364-5large fenders were brought out to keep the Catamaran from damaging the super yacht. Luckily for the Catamaran, Ethereal anchored last and was therefore responsible for keeping a safe distance. Having to fix a ‘nick’ on a $50 million dollar yacht would not be a ‘cake walk’ insurance claim. We enjoyed our first BBQ on board. Such a treat to sit in the cockpit of our little boat and be able to smell the cooking of meat on the grill while we watch the sun setting beyond a couple of 30++ million dollar yachts. No matter what size yacht we arrive in the snorkeling, beach and sunset is the same. Fantastic!!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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