Thursday, March 28, 2013

Off to Also Island for Easter Weekend

We are off (by bus) to visit Jim Bandy, the Net Control of the Rag of the Air net. He lives on a small island, called Also Island, off the North coast of Vanua Levu in Fiji. We had originally planned to visit Jim & Kyoko by boat, but our Arch project kept us in Savusavu for too long. It's a couple of days to windward to get around to the NE side of the the island. So we took off by bus (a small twist on the old "Nothing goes to weather like a 747") from Savusavu early this morning.

It's not easy to get to Also Island by land... you have to take a bus to Labasa, but then... its either a 6-7 hour ride in their boat, or a 4WD truck ride out to the end of a muddy track. They have no cell or internet coverage out there, but at least they have a land line (that works most of the time).

Here's their website:

And their new business venture, Virgin Coconut Oil:

So we'll be "off the grid" for a few days. Meanwhile, Jerry on Challenger is keeping an eye on Soggy Paws for us.

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