Yet another Bus, to Savusavu

Trip Start Oct 02, 2006
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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Labasa didn't inspire me too much and thus I left the next day again. On my way to Savusavu on yet another bus. Savusavu apparently is "the" place to land your yacht in Fiji. After a couple of hours on the bus one a PAVED road I found that indeed, there where quite a few sailing yachts. I counted about 50; mostly Aussies and Americans.

I quickly found myself a hostel. Well private room for 20 bucks (10 Eur) a night, had some lunch and went for a walk. Just meters from my front door there was a little company renting out Kayaks. I rented one for 4 hours including the snorkeling gear. I went all around the little island in the bay, got myself stuck in the mangroves and paddled hard into the wind. Whenever I thought there might be some good reefs or fish to see, I jumped out and went for a snorkel. Along the way I ran into some houses on poles in the middle of the bay that turned out to be oyster farms. Funny sight to see so 10 busy people working in a shed on poles sticking out of the bay like that.

A little further I went ashore on the island and snorkeled some more in the ridiculously warm water. Two women where fishing. they had a simple line and waded in the watter up to their armpits. It's a beautifully sight to see just two heads sticking out the brightly reflecting water. Their daughters where playing in the shallow water not to far from me. All very laid back.

I headed back to shore to almost be run over by a ferry while snorkeling and being caught by a boys hook when emerging from underneath the ferry landing. But I made it back safe and sound. they told me that no one had ever actually used up their four hours. Funny, cuz there was enough to see.

After a quick shower I headed off down the road where a family live I had to visit. Maria (The farmers lady) gave me their address and insisted I'd go and visit them. She also handed me a letter to give them. So after a bit of a search I found their house. They imediately let me in, gave me tea and left ;-) They had to go, but said it would be fine for me to sit on the deck and watch the sunset. So there I was, just by myself on the deck of a house that was located at the best spot I have ever seen. Good view of the sunset over the ocean and reefs with a few palmtrees sticking though the horizon. I left them a thank you letter and walked back in the dark.

I ended my day with a well deserved beer and pizza on a terrace on the bay.
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