Rita & Ellie's Travels
Sunday 13 August 2006 - Ellie's Birthday! Bounty Island and South Sea Island. Took the local bus (rolled up material replacing glass windows!) to Denarau Port. Perfect way to start Ellie's birthday with cocktails at 8.30am, unfortunately having to down them in the end as we were going to miss the boat! But we made it and off we went on our Twin Island Escape. The morning was spent at Bounty Island (aka the original Celebrity Love Island!). Got a smaller boat to the island driven by 'The Love Doctor' - or that's what he told us! Can't say we recognized him though.... The main hut covered in photographs of the celebs and the Fijian woman telling us all about them. The main hut where the celebs slept has been moved to the front of the island with 'the' pool and is now used for sunbathing and playing pool/table tennis. Had a walk around the island to find the jetty. Found it! Ignoring someone's advice not to go any further as there was nothing to see we clambered up on to a ledge peeked around the corner and discovered 'The Love Shack!' It had been totally gutted out and the hot tub was minging but it was the Love Shack! So exciting! Only managing a quick 10 minute sunbathe by 'the' pool, as our boat was ready to take us to South Sea Island, a crate of Fiji Gold beer waiting for our 10 minute journey! Greeted on the island then shown to our BBQ buffet lunch, plus free drinks all afternoon! Not that we took advantage!! Lots to do! First off kayaking, happily drifting in the sunshine! This is the life! Thought it best to get back when the waves were getting a bit lively! 5 minute sunbathe and Fiji Gold before the drums sounded - time for snorkeling/fish feeding. A quick (very quick) walk around the island - it was so small! Then Ellie joined the game of volleyball. Managed to get a 5 minute sunbathe in (and another beer) before our pick up had arrived! The night starting with a cocktail, we went out for dinner at Smugglers Cove then to Beach Escapes for some drinks. Rounded up a few fellow scousers and waited up for the game (Charity Shield - Liverpool vs. Chelsea - 2am ko)... Great end to the day with a win for the mighty reds!!