SIGHTINGS and local foods, plus sandwiches, soups, and more. The pair of doctors, who run a nearby health clinic, were inspired to open the store when they noticed that boaters resort to grabbing lunch from Starbucks because there are no lunch options in the area. “We think there’s a demand for more substantial food,” said Hoshi. Green City Grocery will share docks with the Homewood Hotel and Starbucks, right across from Coast Guard Island. Check out www.greencitygrocery.com for directions and more information — ladonna
hysteria — cont’d for the local Fijian dinner night, we decided to go back the next day. We enjoyed an early morning kayak around Savusavu, then shook out the sails — and caught a tuna! — and headed to Namena Island, which just may be the paradise that we were looking for. In addition to the healthy reef, the humpback whales, and the insane number of nearly-tame birds, it’s guaranteed to produce awesome sunsets. During the dinghy ride back from paying our conservation fee, the sky was developing into a pretty sweet sunset over the Bligh Passage. This led to the standard debate between Jordan and me about whether the green flash was a real astronomical phenomenon or a myth fueled by margaritas and mass psychosis. Luckily, I had my camera, and I am so glad to finally have proof how powerful mass psychosis really is. — andy brainard, md
Andy not only enjoyed his time on ‘Mahina Tiare’, but he also obtained proof of what a green flash really is.
ALL PHOTOS ANDREW BRAINARD
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The October 2011 eBook issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.