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February 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Fiji Cruise Series--a Voyage on the Tui Tai -- Part 1

This is the first of a three part series of blogs based on my recent trip on the Tui Tai, a motor sailer that plies the Somosomo Strait, between Vanua Levu and Taveuni.

The Tui Tai was built over 30 years ago by Dan…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures -- Gourmet Fiji Travel on a shoestring -- Part ll

This is the second of a two part series on Palmlea, a Vanua Levu resort you don't hear about much but certainly should.  I had the opportunity to visit over December 2011. Opened in 2009, Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures is located 18 minutes from Labasa Airport on the…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

GRANDMOTHER'S COUSIN - PT 3

 

TREASURE AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW

 

For Frank and Lucy Fleming living back in Suva, the years following on from the 2nd World War slipped slowly by.

Noel Coward kept in touch, arranging, as promised, a Royal photograph to be forwarded from the Queen.  Coward even wrote a story loosely based on the Flemings that he called…

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Added by Robyn Mortimer on February 21, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures-- Gourmet Fiji Travel on a shoestring-- Part 1

This is the first of a two part series on Palmlea, a Vanua Levu resort you don't hear about much but certainly should.  I had the opportunity to visit over December 2011. Opened in 2009, Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures is located 18 minutes from Labasa Airport on the…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

GRANDMOTHER'S COUSIN - PT 2

FRANK FLEMING

Levuka where it all started

My numerous forebears, it seems, were predestined to roam far from their birthplace.  Great Grandmother Geraldine I always thought was the…

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Added by Robyn Mortimer on February 18, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

MAGGIE MCGOWAN'S COUSIN - Pt 1

GRANDMOTHER’S COUSIN

Chance, serendipity, coincidence... there’s no denying luck does play a big part when you set out to explore your ancestors background.  

 

I started with virtually nothing, a few tattered letters and clippings, my grandmother’s maiden name, my grandfather’s alias, two small towns on a world map, Levuka in Fiji and Peru, Indiana and very little else. Then childhood memories kicked in, followed by search…

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Added by Robyn Mortimer on February 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

2012 Newsletter--Back from Fiji

Ni Sa Bula,

Time for our first newsletter of the year.

I returned to Honolulu last month after spending just over five weeks in Fiji.

It was an enlightening journey in many…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 16, 2012 at 1:45pm — 11 Comments

Matanivusi--the low testosterone surf resort



A family surf resort sounds like a contradiction in terms. When you think surfing you think young chiseled guys with short boards and an overabundance of hormones.

That's not Matanivusi. Welcome to the Fiji's only…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 12, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Prepping for a surf trip to Fiji--A Q&A with Stu Johnson of Fiji Surf Co.--Part lll

Fijiguide.com editorial staff recently returned from an epic trip to Fiji this Christmas.  While there we had the opportunity to hang with Stu Johnson, surf photographer extraordinaire and surf guide with …

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 8, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

NY Times story--Looking Forward, Fiji Turns to Its Canoeing Past

I happened to read this story the other day in the New York Times. (See below). It's rather unusual that the Times runs a piece on Fiji. Essentially it's is a variation on the what's-old-is-new-again theme.  According to the story, which…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Prepping for a surf trip to Fiji--A Q&A with Stu Johnson of Fiji Surf Co.--Part ll

Fijiguide.com editorial staff recently returned from an epic trip to Fiji this Christmas.  While there we had the opportunity to hang with Stu Johnson,…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 4, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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