After the boat yard, we decided to head over to see another slice of Fiji…Musket Cove. Musket cove is in the Mamanuca Islands group, also where the movie Castaway was filmed.
Musket cove was the perfect place to rest and relax from the work we had accomplished at Vuda Point boat yard. We met up with Me Too and their guest, Kania, SV Te Poe Rava (Kristy and Dan), and SV Wilhelm (Ann-Helen and Halvard from Norway).
We ate a lot! – there was a sand floor bar looking out to the anchorage where you could bring your food and cook it yourself for only $1 usd…they provided plates and silverware so no dishes really! We all would meet up here occasionally to share meals and to get off the boat. Opps…don’t be like Kimi and Trevor who brought gin and tonic makings the first time we went to the BBQ…. the bar is supposed to provide the drinks for the evening. However…we did bring bags of wine the next time we came and purchased a glass but refilled our glasses, incognito. I know it’s not supporting the local business but feeling a bit broke from the yard expenses…we do what we must!
Chilling and relaxing was easy to do. Musket cove had a saltwater pool and a swim up bar…and Kristy and Ann-Helen would teach yoga, all with music and bells too, on a few occasions…. how lucky are we to get yoga out here!
We thought we would go snorkeling and diving…we did once but the coral was not that great inside the reef but we still got to see some wildlife.
We did accomplish a little bit of work: Trevor planning our generator fix in Auckland New Zealand and I with all the paperwork for our arrival to New Zealand (customs and visas). It was nice to just sit on the boat and get some things sorted out, even though we weren’t out doing activities, it’s good to have a few days of boat time.
It’s offical, Trevor Donnelly is a member of the Musket Cove Yacht Club! We had heard from a seminar we attended back in Mexico that if we ever came here to sign up for a membership (LIFETIME!). Our presenter at the time (Dietmar) told us he presented that to a CA yacht club and received reciprocity without having to pay the CA (expensive) membership dues….we only paid $5 usd for our membership at Musket Cove! We’ll have to try it out when we return to the states : )
Up next….sailing school lunch, “see you later” to Te Poe Rava (Kristy), and preparing for our passage to New Zealand.