Touch rugby on the beach, the beach was full of shells and coral so the
feet were shredded afterwards. I was happy though leg was holding although lungs
not so good
Tara- Jessica's new best friend, a job here for her anytime!!
We visited the mud pools near Nadi. It is a pool dug into the ground
totally natural. No concrete here, just mud. Process is that we swim
in this pool and get some mud on. then due to the amount of rain recently
it is not as thick as normal, so, we climb out and smear ourselves with the
thick stuff and wait for it to dry. Then rinse off under a shower outside,
then immerse into the thermal pool for final rinse and purification, all for the
bargain price of £3 each and free for kids.
the first pool was disgusting but the rest was fun. Callum even went
back for seconds!!
Our new bath - MUD. Not so gorgeous under foot I can tell you
Second stage cover yourselves in the thick stuff. Couldn't do it in
the pool above as there had been so much rain.
the mud family
Yes still the same dood and he had showered...boys just love mud...
This was the final rinsing stage, a hot thermal pool, about 35 degrees, but
wonderful. totally natural.
Our room in Pacific Harbour in a place called Club Oceanus - very good
hostel. Kids loved this upstairs level all to themselves in a real bed and
shower with hot water.
From here, we did our shark dive (see Bequ dive on line for photos and
videos etc) this was an amazing deep dive to see Bull Sharks. there
were only about 6 as it is mating season, and most have gone up river.
however, 6 was enough. They swim up to the feeder who has a wheelie bin
full of fish heads. Not only are there the bulls, but grey sharks and
black and white tips. We had varying feeding shows, for want of a better
phrase. It was pretty amazing to see these animals so close up, also lots
of other big fish, but I don't necessarily agree with the feeding of these
hunters. they get lazy as they get fed every day. But it was worth
doing - once.
Now we are in Suva again seeing Sarah and Dean and watching the rugby in
the Suva Yacht Club, where our Fiji adventure began. We rented a car and
staying in hotels has been a luxury treat. but back to the boat tomorrow
and then sailing to Vanuatu on Tuesday. This should take 3 nights and
should arrive on Saturday just in time for the Semi's - not that it has been
planned this way!!!!!!
Well lots of news from us but no more until we reach Vanuatu, so no need to
look at the blog Andrew for a few days.
Until the next time...zxxxxx