Bure - Navotua Village on Nacula Island

 

FIJI  HOLIDAY  -  May/June 2002

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Fleeing from the NZ winter we took a week's holiday in Fiji at the end of May. The highlight, a Gold Club Cruise with Blue Lagoon Cruises aboard Mystique Princess.

 

Sunset over the Yasawas. Apparently the sunrises were spectacular also but we didn't see too many - the bed was SO comfortable !!

 

Here are some pictures from the holiday snaps album. Hover over the picture for the caption.  

 

Jane at sunset in the Yasawas

 
 

Sampling the milk from a young coconut at Navotua Village on Nacula Island
 

Sampling one of the many bowls of kava on the trip

 
 

Traditional dancing, Navotua Village on Nacula Island
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystique Princess anchored off Navotua Village on Nacula Island

Saving up the energy for snorkelling,  Nanuya-Lalai Island
 

 
  The lovo (earth oven) dinner, Nanuya-Lalai Island The lovo (earth oven) dinner, Nanuya-Lalai Island  
  Sharing kava with the Mystique Princess' crew
 
The crew farewell the passengers  
 

The passengers, Mystique Princess



We lied about this one being taken with the underwater camera - it was taken in the Ecopark!

We enjoyed the opportunity on the cruise to sit on the beach for a bit, and to go snorkelling (photos above taken with the Kodak disposable underwater camera), but we are not inveterate beach-sitters or sun worshippers. So, for a couple of days before the cruise and for a couple after (to recover!) we stayed in a hotel in Nadi and took the opportunity to have a look around the area.
 

 
 

Crossing the Sigatoka River on a bilibili (bamboo raft)

We later floated down the river on a bilibili.
 

 
  From the lookout at Tavenui, a hill fort overlooking the Sigatoka River

To prove that bananas grow upwards, John! (apparently there has been some controversy about this in Jane's family ... and we promise that we have not turned the picture round!)

 
   Kula Ecopark
An endangered Crested Iguana, Kula Ecopark

Traveller's Palm - Garden of the Sleeping Giant

 
 
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Orchids, Garden of the Sleeping Giant  

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