Vanua Levu, Fiji

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March 1975 - Map of Vanua LevuVanua Levu is the second-largest island in Fiji, and was my destination for the last part of my trip.  It is much less developed, and offers the traveler a laid-back and easy going attitude to life.  I flew from Suva to Savu Savu's little airstrip using Air Pacific.  The approaches to this airstrip are quite tricky, and require some abrupt maneuvers by the pilots.  If you are a white knuckle flyer, you should take a sedative before your flight!

My flight from Suva to Savu Savu was very interesting, since we flew along the coast of both Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Rainy coastal area around Suva Coral reefs, coast of Vanua Levu Coral lagoon and reefs, coast of Vanua Levu
Coral lagoon and reefs, coast of Vanua Levu Savusavu from the air, Vanua Levu Air Pacific's Lysander (??), Savusavu airstrip

Our hosts at Namale Plantation were kind enough to pick us up at the airport and give us a quick tour of the little town of Savusavu before driving us to Namale Plantation.  I'm sure they have dial telephones now, but one of our group worked for our local telephone company, so this shot of the ancient switchboard was a must have.

Savusavu, Vanua Levu Limestone islands off the coast of Vanua Levu Manual telephone switchboard, Savusavu, Vanua Levu
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Namale Plantation - my memories and impressions of this very special resort.

My stay at the Namale Plantation came to an end a few days later, and so I find myself back at the small Savusavu airstrip, awaiting my return to civilization (as we know it)...although I am certain I am leaving paradise (as I know it).

Joe at Savusavu airstrip, Vanua Levu Loading Air Pacific aircraft, Savusavu airstrip, Vanua Levu
Coral reef and lagoon, enroute from Vanua Levu to Nadi Viti Levu coastline, Fiji

 

 

 

 
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