FIJI 2007 & 2008
Our travel plans for 2007 & 2008 are to go to Fiji and explore
the outer islands. We understand that Fiji has a fair amount of
bureaucracy necessitating checking in and out of certain towns as we
travel around. Therefore, we've decided to meet people either in Nadi or
Suva and explore Fiji like petals on a flower. So, if people have an
interest in certain islands we would make a point to go to those
islands. Because we've heard so many wonderful things about cruising in
Fiji we will be spending two cruising seasons here. Anyway, we're very
excited about the trip and invite people who are interested in joining
us to drop us an email:
email@example.com We will be leaving to go back
to the Quest in April, so let us know right away.
Fiji is pretty much due north of Auckland, New Zealand.
So our navigation to and from Fiji will be pretty straight forward.
Sailing within Fiji is less than 200 miles to the outer islands and day
sails to the closer islands. We
are looking for crew to join us on those legs also. If you're looking
for blue water experience this is your chance. It will probably be a
week's sailing trip (give or take).
A couple of links that are a must are the
noonsite link for Fiji and the
Thought you'd like a picture of the south western Pacific. It gives one
quite a perspective on the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.
Now, do you see that dot half way between northern New Zealand and
Australia? That's Norfolk Island - the closest foreign country to New
Zealand and a spot where boats can go to restart the taxation clock.
SO...Norfolk Island here comes Quest in 2008! AND Here's what the island
It turns out that Norfolk Island does NOT have any friendly anchorages,
that is to say that someone would have to stay onboard at all times. So,
now we're considering going to Lord Howe Island (below).
I found a satellite photo you might like (right):
Lord Howe Island was our destination in July of 2008. Check out photos
of our trip.