Saturday, November 2, 2013
We took a day trip to the Mamanuca Islands because we wanted to check it out for the next trip to Fiji.
We went snorkelling off the side of the boat half way there. And then stopped for lunch and more snorkelling.
We sailed back for much of the return trip. Loved the sound of the wind and the feeling that the power of the wind was very ably propelling us along.
We took a day trip, visiting a remote island, Tonga Island. It was so interesting, it's near a village which had the last recorded cases of cannibalism in Fiji. The victim was an English pastor and his crime was to touch, or try to remove a chief's head dress.
Friday, October 18, 2013
|Lots of shady spots for relaxing.|
|Turtle nesting site!|
They then have opportunities to snorkel from shore, go out to sea and snorkel in the deep ocean, scuba diving trips and also - for my mother-in-law, a submersible boat. Maureen could go out to sea and then just walk below deck to see the tropical fish and coral.
All three boys (husband and kids) scuba dived. It was the first time for Andrew and Ben and they loved it. I went out snorkelling off a boat and saw some amazing sights. Unfortunately, the wind picked up so it was too choppy to snorkel or scuba dive in the afternoon.
Instead, we just swam and snorkelled off shore and sat in deck chairs and lolled in the hammocks until 5. There was also a salt water pool and lots of noodles that we mucked around with, Fijian women selling some great necklaces and a barbecue lunch and singing and dancing performances. Loved it all!
|On the way to the island.|
|The double hammock we tried out.|
|Activity board at the island|
Monday, October 14, 2013
We arrived in Fiji on 1 October. I'll add some posts - I couldn't post while I was overseas because it would cost a bomb...
We sat overlooking the pool for hours while our rooms were being made ready.
Had to get used to the concept of Fiji time right from the outset!