The Pacific Posse is a non-rally rally. It is a group of sailors that are crossing the Pacific that share communications, discounts, and navigation assistance. Our friend Chris has been associated with it from the beginning and was the representative for the Pacific Posse party at Nawi Marina.
The Pacific Posse was hosting a rather large party for all cruisers, whether you were a member of their organization or not. They offered free rum and a pig roast. As you can imagine it drew in a large crowd. The party was held at the new Nawi Marina to help bring awareness to the marina.
The organizations owner, Dietmar was out of the country so Chris organized things locally. But his boat was in Musket Cove so he decided to fly over to Savusavu and stay on Sugar Shack for a few days.
A Posse of Partiers
It was a wonderful gathering of old and new friends! Anna and Paulo (top left) met us in French Polynesia and then we saw them in New Zealand. Chris and I in the top right, Allen and I (middle), Milli and I (bottom right), the Marina and Chris (the hosts).
The Party Begins
Lots of cruisers arrived before the start time….they know the rum won’t last. The marina went all out and closed both the bar and restaurant for the party goers. They offered a full Fijian Traditional lovo for a small fee of $35 Fijian ($16USD) which included fish, chicken, tons of sides, and a variety of salads).
The marina brought in a large group of men to make and host the traditional kava ceremony. I am totally not dressed appropriately for a kava ceremony! My shoulders and knees are exposed and shouldn’t be — but this is my party dress!
The marina really out did themselves with so many extras to make sure all of the posse members (and non members) had a good time. And let me tell you – a good time was had by all! And we got to enjoy a gorgeous sunset.
Our blog posts run 10-12 weeks behind actual live events. This blog post occured late August. In our last blog post Matt tries foiling – it is super amusing if you missed it.