Almost back to semi-normality!
This morning we did a weaving class with a local woman who is eight months pregnant. She has to go to the mainland tomorrow until she gives birth, so she has to leave her other three children on the island. She doesn't see her husband for three months at a time because he works on Beachcomber Island, so she gave us a note to give to him, as we're going there later today. The bracelets we made were woven using a special kind of leaf, which is dried out and baked in the sand. She takes three minutes to make one bracelet, and we took about an hour!
We moved to Beachcomber in the afternoon, by which time it had started to rain and the sea was very rough. We had to get a tiny speedboat to the main boat, which was quite scary! We arrived in Beachcomber in time for dinner , and then afterwards sat drinking in the bar, and joined in with the limbo and Bula dances. We're appreciating Beachcomber a lot more now that we've been to the more remote islands, where there was only 15-20 guests, as opposed to the 100+ here!
At about 12am there was an announcement to say that we had to move dormsto one that was in a stronger building because of an impending storm / cyclone. Only the girls were moved though - you have to love the Fijian sexism! After a lot of chaos, we went back to the bar and carried on dancing on the 'dancefloor' - basically the sand - while the weather got gradually worse.