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July 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Escape to Rabi Island - Cruise of the Lady Bug

Monday, July 22, 2013

We have been out of range of the internet for a week now. The next few posts will catch up with our time on Rabi Island.



When we dropped the anchor at Kennedy Cove off northwest Kioa, we knew it would be a temporary shelter as there were no houses (for social interaction) or beach to keep us happy for a week.…

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Added by Stacey King on July 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Days Of Our Lives on Rabi Island - Cruise of the Lady Bug

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A few days after our arrival at Albert Cove, Bill and Tekete's older daughter Tabeta arrived and livened the place up with her laughter and cheeky humour. She is almost the same age as Rara (thirty something) and the two hung out together to gossip and laugh…
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Added by Stacey King on July 25, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

Rabi - First Contact

Monday, July 22, 2013

Our first trip ashore at Albert Cove (the settlement of Motawi) was a short one and we met the people who lived in two palm-thatched houses just off the beach. We took some tea and noodles as gifts and chatted for awhile. The patriarch of the larger family, Samuel, was visiting the couple who lived on their own, close to where we beached the dinghy.…
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Added by Stacey King on July 25, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

Rabi Island Background - Cruise of the Ladybug

Monday, July 22, 2013

The following are some notes on the history of the Banabans on Rabi Island, mostly taken from the excellent "Moon Guide to Fiji".



The people on Rabi island are originally from a 6 square kilometer atoll called Ocean Island, later named Banaba and now part of Kiribati. Ocean Island was exploited by the British for it's rich phosphate mines between…
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Added by Stacey King on July 25, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

The Bells of Rabi Island - Cruise of the Ladybug

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
 
As we sailed away from the village of Tabwewa on Sunday morning, the bells began to chime, calling the people to church. Earlier, a handful of cheerful and noisy children had paddled and swum out to Ladybug to say hi, but few adults were to be seen. And…
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Added by Stacey King on July 25, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments

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