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November 2010 Blog Posts (9)

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirits's Way-- Chapter 3.42

In the following year Cakobau, under white pressure, sent a poorly organized punitive force. It was easily routed. For a time the Navatusila exulted in their ferocity (it was they who ate the duck hunters), but after their final defeat in 1876 and reduction to Christianity, a deep feeling of guilt overcame them. They…


Added by Robert F. Kay on November 28, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Korolevu Island

"How often is it that a beach has a website? Well, the beach that serves as the rest stop in Somosomo Strait does: You see the link on a sign attached to a coconut tree - more on this later in the blog . . .

The website is interesting - it doesn't really say anything or impart much information about the beach or the yet…


Added by Scott Putnam on November 27, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wow! Nuku Reef!

Paradise put on a great Lovo Feast last night. 'Twas real authentic: pig was put in the ground - roasted for a few hours along with vegetables - taken out and served. As we ate, people from the surrounding community started arriving with their families. The guitars, ukeleles, and voices soared above our conversation. The Milky Way shone in…


Added by Scott Putnam on November 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cabbage Patch Video says it all

I've been pining to dive the Cabbage Patch in Somosomo Strait for years. In the IMAX movie "Coral Reef Adventure", Jean-Michel Cousteau was seen diving down to a 7 meter patch in crystal clear water, while Fijian children snorkeled above. I…


Added by Scott Putnam on November 20, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Vuna Chutes

After finishing “The Stairs” dive site (see movie and docking at…


Added by Scott Putnam on November 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The Zoo

Called “The Zoo” because of the plethora of pelagics, this is a wall dive. It’s actually part of the Rainbow Reef that extends like a submerged peninsula from Vanua Levu out to the Somosmo Straights. This was once a…


Added by Scott Putnam on November 11, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Why do Fijians never forget a face? Professor Richard Russell would like to know

Yes folks, I spend a lot of time listening to the radio!

A few days ago I was listening to the BBC radio here at world headquarters in Honolulu. The BBC was re-broadcasting a story about “facial recognition” (…

Added by Robert F. Kay on November 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Secondhand technology in Savusavu provides a better alternative than fishing

I was listening to National Public Radio in world headquarters here in Honolulu a few weeks ago and nearly rolled out of bed when I heard this story over the radio. Normally Fiji is not a subject that NPR…


Added by Robert F. Kay on November 5, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

An American goes to Levuka Part 4

This is the fourth in a four part series to honor the launch of Pacific Flash… Continue

Added by Robert F. Kay on November 1, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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