One morning as I was looking out at some of our neighbors in the harbour, I thought, "six rafted rust heaps." Immediately thereafter - this is how my brain works - I repeated it in my mind, put to the music of the "Twelve Days of Christmas." And then spent the next couple of hours putting the rest together, just for fun.
I thought I'd share it with all of you, to give you an idea of the vibrant and colorful nature of Suva Harbour.
Though I wasn't able to properly capture the rhythm of the song, I feel confident that I have done a good job of capturing the rhythm of Suva Harbour, and the many boats (and one sea snake) with whom we shared space.
1 bitumen ship unloading its tar
2 tuna boats
3 banded sea snakes
4 rafted tug boats
5 dirty dry docks
6 rafted derelicts
7 hulks a-rusting
8 RORO ferries
9 boats anchored too close
10 cargo ships
11 interisland ferries
12 Chinese fishing boats of questionable seaworthiness