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Tivua Island for the win!

What a way to spend our last full day!

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Bula to all our friends,
Breakfast outdoors by the hotel waterfall started our day and it just got better and better! Today at 8:45 we left the hotel for an adventure out to Tivua Island. We took a catamaran boat with about 150 other people and sailed for around 90 minutes on the Pacific Ocean to our destination. I was in heaven! ( you probably figured that out. We slathered on the sunscreen and took hats/visors. Our guide, Francis really earned his keep today. He got us to the front of the line on the boat dock at the end harbor and we got prime seats in the bottom of the catamaran, right by morning tea. When we approached the island, all I could think of was that we had arrived at Gilligan's Island! Francis booked us 2 cabanas. (There are only 5 on the island.) We would have baked without them. He took us out snorkeling when we first got there. Down the pier we went where we dropped into the 10-12 feet water. The waves were pretty gentle the first time out. We could see beautiful colored coral, all kinds and colors of fish and beautiful royal blue starfish. There were some tiny blue fish that were almost turquoise. Parrot fish and really all kinds of the pretty ones were in view. No sea turtles that I saw…awww, but a beautiful hour or so spent in the blue waters. We swam into shore and then had a wonderful lunch spread. Buffet style. All the drinks were included for the adventure. Francis got us seats so we could be first in line at the buffet in the shade. Then we headed back out to snorkel some more but the water had been stirred up with the waves and we could not see as clearly. He did bring an extra roll from lunch and crumbled it up so we could see a multitude of fish coming to gulp up the bread. Heading home was a bit rough. I sat up on deck to see the horizon and was so refreshed with the sea spray. Wynn stayed down below where the Fijian band played. I needed the fresh air. Many folks downstairs got seasick, so I am glad I went up and enjoyed the time on the water. We got home and showered immediately to get off all the sea and salt. We are meeting Buster and Sherry at 6:30pm for our last dinner together with them. We would love to connect with them sometime again! Here are my pics from today! Enjoy!

We ended the evening with a beautiful sunset, a Fijian buffet and the fire dancers. I will post a video on FB. Sorry the pics are in a big bunch, but for whatever reason I was able to upload more quickly tonight…so there you have it. One more day here and then an insufferable flight home…back to back red eye flights. We fly out tomorrow night at 10:15pm to San Francisco. Then we have like a 10 hour layover and fly through the night to Washington Dulles before flying to Cleveland and landing around 9:30am on Friday morning. We cross the international date line so to be truthful, I have no idea what day or time zone I am in.( lol) Thx for traveling along with us and I hope you enjoyed today as much as we did. There's so many more pics and stories to tell…

Posted by brendagerber07 05:55 Archived in Fiji

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