Day two on Viti Levu. We stayed at an amazing resort called the Sofitel. This is a view from the lobby looking down on the pool. I spent every free moment I had there. It was kind of weird relaxing that long, as when we are home, its rush rush rush! I actually read 3 books while away!
It was Wednesday on our 2nd day in Fiji, as we traveled over the international dateline and totally skipped Monday, very strange. We decided that would be our big adventure day. So we booked a sailing excursion with our friends Bill and Tammi Oakley whom we met on the Alaskan Cruise, they were some of our table mates.
So off we went at 8:30 that morning and took a type of ferry boat 1 1/2 hours to rendevous with the schooner, The Seaspray, we'd be sailing on her that day to Mondriki Island (among others). The islands we sailed through are called the Mamanuca Islands. If it looks familiar its most likely because you saw the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks. This is the island they filmed it on, and it was truly deserted! Fiji is made up of about 360 islands, you could take years visiting each one.
If you look at the top of this next picture, you can see where someone spelled out Help Me in rocks. Very funny....
Most of these types of villages support themselves with fishing and tourism. We saw the handicraft wares everywhere we went. And yes, I bought way more than I should have, as it just broke my heart to see the poverty and I told Edwin, I could never complain about my house again. Hmmm....how long do you think that will last?
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