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 Post subject: Fiji
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:29 am 
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Hi, currently in Fiji, Vanua Levu Is (Nth) Savusavu Town.
Will be here for another 2.5 months. So, if anyone is in the area, would be keen to team up.
Next week am heading up to Taveunui Island (bus then kayak) for a couple of weeks exploring. Have been waiting for a replacement Hennessy Hammock to arrive as I left mine in New Zealand. (idiot).
Let me know if keen. Lovely place. Lots of jungle and you can live almost free if you like coconuts.
I do..
Cheers, W


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 Post subject: Re: Fiji
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:26 am 
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Take a machete! (for the coconuts)

Enviable!

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 Post subject: Re: Fiji
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:12 am 
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Yep, it is #2 on my list after my paddles.
I swing a Busse Battle Mistress. 20yrs old now.
OK, I admit it, I'm a steel snob. Two passions in life are kayaks and cutlery, they even rhyme, sort of..

Hennessy Hammock arrived today so I'm a happy paddler. Don't want to sound like a plug (advertorial) but these hammocks are really the bee's knees for kayaking. Small, lightweight and very versatile.
Have always been a tent camper apart from Military time where hoocheys were used. Which kind of made me realise that tents are not always the best. Tents are great in New Zealand where it is rainy and blowing most of the time. But now, for travelling I prefer the hammock. ONLY disadvantage is that the are not freestanding. The BIG advantage is the view, 360 degrees.
Disadvantage is that if you are sharing and doing the horizontal rumba, everyone watching will know what we are up to :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Fiji
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:36 am 
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Hammocks... having [...] in a hammock would demonstrate such skill that onlookers might be more impressed than anything else. Somewhat akin to having [...] in a folding kayak (which I'm sad to say that I haven't tried, either). So... hats off to you for trying!

Hennessy Hammocks... a terrific idea. I've had one for 15 years, and took it on a paddling trip a decade ago. They are wonderfully comfortable, and help to raise one away from any creepie-crawlies (deer ticks being a great concern in this neck of the woods, and limatiks a concern when I was living in the Philippines...). I haven't used my HH very much, though, due to two very limiting factors: 1. You need to have two trees, or something else to tie on to, and then your options for location are dictated, and 2. the thing weighs a lot more than my tarp, or even my tarptent (I usually camp in conjunction with backpacking where the 1-2 lb weight penalty of the HH is a deal breaker. That's not such an issue in a boat.) The other limited drawback is that they are famous for being cold when one would prefer to be warm. In the tropics, that's not a problem.

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Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift.


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 Post subject: Re: Fiji
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:38 am 
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Hey, kiwisailor. You still in Fiji? I am relocating to Suva in a few months.

Work will take me to most of the islands in the South Pacific as well as Papua New Guinea.

Anyone else hanging out in that part of the world?

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