Saturday, October 20, 2012

October Moments to Remember!

 Everyone helped Bill and Hazel clebrate Bill's 69th birthday in style.
 Cathy, from s/v Wings is a delightful Australian who makes Musket Cove so special.
 Wayne and Diana visited John and Susan on s/v Raj, just in time to celebrate a new year!
 After a magical morning of surfing with big-wave Dave,  Wayne's celebration of  life day was the best!
 We had a great sail over to Naviti island with Raj; Wayne caught us a perfect dinner to share.
 Reef waves often seem to be pretty awesome.  Might be a bit scary, though!

 At Korovou Eco Resort we got to know some wonderful young people traveling from all over the world.
 Ziggy and James serenaded us and we all sang. Ziggy is a wonderful guitarist.

 Doesn't get much better than this!
 Diving in at the Manta-Ray Resort is a special adventure. Such stunning colors and clarity!

The Musket Cove Volleyball Team is the best!  What a fun time watching them compete!

Already mid-October?!!!!! YIKES! Update Due!

So sorry we have been neglecting our blog and we have no good excuses. Obviously the time has slipped on by and we certainly have not had many dull moments. We left  Musket Cove for a little journey to the Yasawas with friends on s/v Raj after spending a wonderful time celebrating several birthdays here in Musket. David took new friend, Wayne, out for a surf session birthday, and it made his day. Surfing out at Namotu Island, near Tavurua, has been a real hightlight these last couple of months. We visited some new spots in the Yasawas, with the intention of swimming with the manta-rays, but that never did happen this season. We did enjoy the Korovou Eco Resort for a few days and met the wonderful people there who run the resort, which belongs to our dear Nadi friend, Ami's family.  It was a quiet anchorage and it was fun just visiting a new place. We had a few beautiful snorkel sessions near the Manta-ray Resort and played volleball there and at Korovou, loving the fun and exercise. We are back in Musket Cove, now, and are enjoying the beautiful days with thunder-showers occurring occasionally in the afternoons. We watched  the second presidential debate here in Musket Cove and are thrilled to have been able to download our absentee ballots and send them in by fax. Yesterday, we took a trip into Nadi with the Musket Cove volleyball team, by way of the Malolo Cat, and watched them take the lead in a tournament, competing with many other resorts in the area. We will know when they return this evening whether or not they won. It was great fun being part of this local event; the guys are really very cool dudes!:) We will work this week on getting Sidewinder ready for her hole in Vuda Pt, before taking her over there; it is much more beautiful here and we do have a bit more surfing to do! David is certainly getting himself into shape and is looking good;  it will be hard to leave the warm water, great waves, fun friends, and the Island Bar, where we have a running tab.:)  Sorry we have no good surf pictures to add to this blog, but hope to have some soon.  We fly home November 15. See you soon.   Suzi and David