Day 16 - Royal Davui
Yet another day on this South Sea island paradise, oh it's such a chore, all this luxury. Who am I kidding, I love it; sun, sun and yet more sun.
It's been quite an active day, trying frantically to make the most of our time here. A little more wind today so have been able to get the Hobie Cat launched and go sailing. We had a super tack out almost to the next island but on the way back the wind kept dying away and becalming us. They have some very strange wind patterns here which is obviously why we haven't managed to et out before this. Anyway we managed to whistle up some wind from somewhere and eventually got back; didn't want the ignominy of being towed! We were out with another guy also called Bill, a local Fijian from the neighbouring island. He was telling us all about village life here in Fiji and the fact that many Fijians serve in the British Army; really didn't know that. Went for the usual snorkel after lunch, the kitchens provide bread for the guests to feed the fish from the jetty which ends up in a massive feeding frenzy with hundreds of fish of different species all trying to get the bread. Then just after this as we were just about to leave 7 small black tipped sharks appeared in the shallows feeding off a shoal of small fish.We had spotted a few a couple of days ago but this was a spectacular sight of the underwater world and most definitely the largest shark I want to see in the waters I am swimming in!
This evening has been Kava night with ten local Fijians entertaining us with music and song and mixing this local brew called Kava which is a powdered root from the Kava plant mixed with water. This rather strange muddy looking brew which when you drink it makes your tongue go slightly numb is part alcoholic, and part narcotic and is supposed to make you sleep well and enhance the flavour of food, so I'll let you know tomorrow. Got to make the most of our remaining time as we leave at 2:30pm so off to our villa and start packing again………………..