international dateline, but we would be getting the day back on the way home.
Robinson Crusoe Island day trip.
Kava ceremony on the Internet. Some articles told of the old way of preparing the Kava where native girls would chew the root and spit it into the Kava bowl from which ceremony participants drink. ICK! I had my doubts. But I guess modern times have (hopefully) curtailed this method and water is used to steep the root.
cowry shell and Michael was on it!
Now I won't say the food was very good. I'm always up for trying new things, but this was a kind of smoky and bland. I picked it over and wished for something more exciting. Hey! Why can't we have some of this little delicacy? Lydia caught him and is taking him home to her family for dinner.
Island time was over and we took a much more splashy upwind upriver trip back to the mainland. We were running on fumes and I hardly remember the trip back to the resort. We collected our bags and by the time we were shown to our Bulas, it was dark. Vic arranged for those of us who wished it, could have dinner in our hut. I was so ready for a bath and bed I got on that list. By the time I had received all the courses of the dinner, which came sporadically, I had waited almost two hours. I should have just had my shower when I arrived... I forgot! We're on FIJI TIME!
Our Bulas were the best accommodations of the whole trip and the only ones of which I got no inside pictures. I was impressed by the way the islanders make use of natural resources and conserve. The room key had to be in a slot for the electricity to work. Nice touch. It was also fun to see the water in the tub swirl the opposite direction. Finally fed and bathed, I fell into long awaited sleep.