Thursday, June 04, 2009

Two steps forward, one step back....

We have moved to Draunibota Bay, the next over from where the yacht club was!  Still in Suva, the capital of Fiji but now on a mooring ball in front of the old Tradewinds Hotel which is under renovation.  The bay is more sheltered, cleaner and the little town of Lami is about a 20 minute walk down the highway.  A bus can take us into Suva for pennies.  Might try that today!  There is one other cruising boat here and they have been here for three months.  We are the first other boat they have seen in that time.
The good news with the engine was that we cleaned the tank and fuel lines and got it running again, only to discover that the fuel pump was leaking.  No luck sourcing one here so had a friend back in Victoria locate one.  Now all we have to do is get it here from California and hope it fits!  Meanwhile we are on the rainy side of Fiji so it is overcast most of the time with occasional rain showers.  When we get the pump installed, we should be able to head off to some of the Northern Islands and see some of the 'real' Fiji.

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