Walking from town
09 July 2008 | Savusavu Fiji
Today is amazing the sun is out and the water has more clarity!!
The big excitement yesterday was the walk from town . Hiking in crocks for an hour and a half the road started out paved turning in to a bumpy rocky road along the shore. The land was flat on the waters edge but it quickly went up steep hillsides where homes had fabulous views. Bus stop shelters and benches lined the road on the oceanside we walked past rock fire-pit ovens with chickens hanging around, not a good place for a chicken I guess they dont realize they are dinner. Dogs were barking at us and I could see the premature mangoes smashed on the roadside due to the wind and rain. Eventually we picked up a dog friend on the way and he walked with being our local guide. He was playful and funny a big dog looking like a Rottweiler / Shar-Pie mix. We passed tremendous trees older than your great grandparents covered in bromeliads and moss, bamboo that you could hide a small elephant in more dogs barking and goats grazing on the wild growth and I was feeling very protected from our new friend. Finally we reached the steps leading onto the sand to where we awaited Trevor to pick us up in the dingy.
This is life in Savusave Fiji I ended the day in a cold swim as I read 76 degrees for air temperature. I would never swim in the Keys on a day like this. The wind is blowing hard gusting in the high 20's and the water is murky. Windsurfing may have been the better choice, since my memory of the previous days sail was one of sharp hidden reef in shallow water a strong tide or current making steering my board confusing after persevering through a long wind shadow to reach the open air I chose the swimming and walking. So much for life in Fiji, as it is said" if you walk to fast you may get a ticket ! "