The RGS Circumnavigation Has Reached Viti Levu

The catamaran of the circumnavigation expedition of the Tomsk regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society on August 9 reached the coast of the largest island of the Fiji archipelago — Viti Levu. The two-day voyage was uneventful. The team intends to spend several days on the island.

“We are approaching Viti Levu. This is the capital island, here is the capital of the Republic of Fiji — Suva. Cape Wood Point was chosen as the place to call. The shores are green, mountains can be seen in the distance. The water here is emerald, very beautiful!" the head of the expedition Evgeny Kovalevsky shared his emotions.

Viti Levu became the second island of the Fiji archipelago visited by the participants of the circumnavigation. The catamaran came here from Vanua Levu, having received permission to sail in the territorial waters of the island state.

On July 1, 2021, Siberian travelers Evgeny Kovalevsky and Stanislav Berezkin set off along the route of the first Russian round-the-world expeditions of the 19th century: Ivan Kruzenshtern’s (1803-1806), Yuri Lisyansky’s (1803-1806), Otto Kotzebue’s (1815-1818, 1823-1826), Vasily Golovnin’s (1817-1819), Fedor Litke’s (1826-1829), Faddey Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev’s (1819-1921). The international project of the Tomsk Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society "Following the paths of Russian explorers" is dedicated to the 250th birthday anniversary of Krusenstern and the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors. These events for a long time determined Russia's leadership in the development of the oceans and the discovery of new lands. You can learn more about the project and provide all possible assistance in its implementation on the website of the expedition.