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03 October 2012 | Fiji Western Division
Update - to the photo gallery , Photos that cover the entry below can be seen in the photo gallery .
Finally the weather changed and we got some nice sunny days. We made the most of them . We did a 3 hour hike up to the top of an island where there is an old world war 2 bunker that was used to keep look out over the islands by the US Army.
It was mostly an easy walk except for the last few hundred meters which were pretty steep . The trail was not that used so the grass was up to chest height in some places .
Leanne managed to put her hand on an ant nest at one point when she was getting half way through crawling up one of the steeper parts and quickly found herself covered in biting little red ants . She let go and slid backwards and downwards for about 2 meters . After doing the "ant dance" -- lots of shaking and swatting she rid herself of the ants -- she was left with quite a few itchy bits on her hands and arms. All good now .
The view from the top was well worth the climb however. The trip back down was fun as we slid on our backsides over the thick grass down the steeper parts.
Yesterday we went in the dinghy to the edge of the outer reef and down to a small island that is just inside the reef. We snorkeled with hundreds of fish amongst some nice coral.
The famous Cloudland surf break is also located just off the island as well as several other waves that looked pretty inviting -- We will be spending more time there soon and hopefully get to do catch a few.
It was then back to the boat for a bit to eat and the off we went again in the dinghy with a dozen or so friends in their dinghy's to a sand bar that dries out at low tide where we enjoyed a few beers before heading into the $5.00 bar ( that's $5.00 FIJI which is about $3.00 OZZIE) . Beers , wine even spirits are all just $5.00 Fiji . There are BBQ`s there where we take our our meat etc and cook it up .. It was a big night -- lots of drinks , stories and jokes were told ,,,, lots of fun.
Today we are having a lazy one as the clouds are back and we are a bit worn out from the last few days adventures.
We head back to the mainland on Sunday , on Tuesday Ross & Rae , my brother and sister-in-law , will arrive and are spending 10 days in Fiji . We are so looking forward to seeing them and spending some time exploring together -- fingers crossed the weather is nice !
Bye for now