Snorkeling in the middle of nowhere, Feejee
After a 3 hour boat ride…
It’s sooooooo in the middle of nowhere that the weather.com app only knows to call it “South Pacific Ocean”!
I took a boat from Denarau Marine in Nadi to this island in the Yasawa Island chain. It was a three hour boat ride, but it went relatively quickly because of all the stops at the other in-the-middle-of-nowhere islands along the way.
The place I’m at is called Mantaray Island Resort because they have huge mantarays that swim close by the beach in front of the resort – when they’re in season, which is May – September. What did I get to see though, was the beautiful coral reef system, just a few feet from the beach and all of it’s inhabitants. I don’t have a go-pro, so no photos, but when I was snorkeling today, I saw coral that was bright electric blue-tipped, RAINBOW fish, clownfish, bright blue and enormous starfish… snorkeling here was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done/seen.
I got to hike to the very top of the hill and get a great view of the whole island…
More pics from the front of the resort:
Today I did a basket-weaving class! I made a basket, a bracelet and a star (with a little help). The basket is all made from one palm tree branch, all connected. Very cool to see how it was made.
Next up: A few more days in Fiji, until I’m off to Japan (and a vast change in temperature) on Sunday!