Island Life Again!
18 May 2013 | Musket Cove, Malolo Lai Lai Island, Fiji
After living in Whangarei New Zealand for 5 months and then being in Suva for 6 days, it is really great living "Island Life" again! Musket Cove on Malolo Lai Lai Island is picture perfect. We are snuggled nicely between Malolo Lai Lai Island and Malolo Island. We have plenty of beautiful white beaches to walk on, many different reefs to dive, small mountains to climb, a few restaurants and bars, a market, laundry and showers.
Just about every day, we go swimming, snorkeling, walk the beaches, maybe have a few beers at the island bar, and just enjoy watching the sun rise and set. We can see getting sucked into staying here for a long period of time. It's just too perfect.
Here's a little story from yesterday. While we were snorkeling for the second time, I kept feeling like I was getting stung or bit underwater, on my arms, legs, back, stomach, just about everywhere. After some time swimming around looking at the reef and fish, I finally had had enough with the biting feeling (at this point thinking it's all in my head because I couldn't see anything biting me) and told Tom "let's go back to the dinghy", which was anchored in about 10 feet of water. Once we were both in the dink, I asked Tom, "Did you feel like you were being bitten underwater?" He said, "Yeah, on my face, I just thought I shaved to close." I told him I felt it everywhere but couldn't see anything in the water. So, we both leaned over the dinghy and stared at the water surface, and sure enough, we saw the tiniest jelly fishes, about 2 centimeters big, We have never seen them so tiny before! No ill effects from them, just the sting/bite feeling when they hit us.
Whew, I need a rest from typing this, off to the beach!
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