Art, Products

Black Friday Goodies

For my American readers, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that the holiday season has begun, if you're looking for gift ideas, check out my Society6 and RedBubble online stores. Every product features my original, hand-drawn artwork. Jolene, our Fijian sausage dog, is a fan of my "Awakening to the Dead" travel mug.… Continue reading Black Friday Goodies

KokoMana
Adventure, Food, photography

KokoMana: Artisinal Chocolate and Agri-Forestry

Farm supervisor Joeli and senior cocoa grower Richard start the tour with an introduction in the shop.A praying-mantis-looking insect inside the shop's small conservatory.Pupae on a plant in the conservatory that will transform into butterflies.Preparing chocolate for packaging in the temperature-controlled kitchen.A flower from a cocoa tree.Cocoa trees.Vanilla beans.Kava.Roro (taro).Cocoa fruit.Joeli opens cocoa fruit to… Continue reading KokoMana: Artisinal Chocolate and Agri-Forestry

Bouma Falls
Adventure

Bouma Falls, Taveuni, Fiji

The creek at the start of the hike.The beginning of a paved walkway to the first waterfall.The first waterfall. View from the lookout tower between the first and second waterfalls.A purple crab.Mementos on display at the visitors center.The lady who greeted us at the visitors center. During our trip to Taveuni, we hiked Bouma (Tavoro)… Continue reading Bouma Falls, Taveuni, Fiji

Adventure

Coconut Grove, Taveuni, Fiji

The view from our bure.Loungers on the room's patio.View of a double rainbow from Coconut Grove's beach. After Savasi, we took the ferry from Savusavu to Taveuni, which has a reputation as the garden island of Fiji. It's also a world-class diving destination. We stayed at Coconut Grove, a small beachfront resort that offers three… Continue reading Coconut Grove, Taveuni, Fiji

Savasi
Adventure

Savasi Island Resort, Savusavu, Fiji

The entrance to the Coral Villa at Savasi.Connecting area between the two bedrooms at Coral Villa.Bure overlooking the infinity pool with an expansive view of the Koro Sea.Jolene resting by the pool at low tide.Watching the sunset from the pool.Outdoor dining area at Coral Villa.Bistro table on the patio.Loungers in front of the second bedroom.Main… Continue reading Savasi Island Resort, Savusavu, Fiji