Khan 12th June 2014 Levuka, Ovalau. Fiji

Hi it’s Khan the animal reporter for the blog!

We were excited to leave NZ to sail to Fiji. Unfortunately we did not have any fireworks like we did when we left Geelong, oh well.

The trip was mostly rolly except for 2 days when the sea was so flat it looked like glass. On 1 of the flat days we went for a family nudie swim in the middle of the Ocean where it was four kilometres deep.

A few days after arriving in Savusavu in Fiji we went and anchored off a beach near a resort.

Khan still getting his dingy legs..off the boat, into the dingy..into the water

Khan still getting his dingy legs..off the boat, into the dingy..into the water

..but still smiling

..but still smiling

..thank goodness the money is safe!

..thank goodness the money is safe!

We did lots of snorkelling on a coral reef with some friends from another boat.

Their names were Josh, Nelia and Claire, who was 7 years young and my friend.

On the reef the fish would swim right up to you. Most of the fish were brightly coloured and quick.

 

Anchored near Split Rock

Anchored near Split Rock

Savusavu Bay

Savusavu Bay

Local women fishing from their rafts

Local women fishing from their rafts

Khan and Claire off to play

Khan and Claire off to play

Off for a snorkel

Off for a snorkel

Jarrah not happy about being sick for a few days

Jarrah not happy about being sick for a few days

Khan on friend Claire's boat - the coolest swing ever!

Khan on friend Claire’s boat – the coolest swing ever!

Jarrah, Khan, Claire and 100's of hermit crabs

Jarrah, Khan, Claire and 100’s of hermit crabs

Today Thursday 5th June we left Savusavu to try to go to the Lau group but the wind was too strong so we went to Namena. From Savusavu it was 18nm.

We arrived to see and hear so many booby birds. We went ashore and guess what it was – a big, fluffy baby bird. The baby bird saw us and it almost looked like it was trying to get out of it’s nest to see us!!! And one more thing – they were red or blue footed. The red footed boobys had blue beaks.

Namena Island - Red Footed Booby Bird colony

Namena Island – Red Footed Booby Bird colony

At anchor at Namena Island

At anchor at Namena Island

Excellent coral reefs off the back of the boat

Excellent coral reefs off the back of the boat

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4 thoughts on “Khan 12th June 2014 Levuka, Ovalau. Fiji

    • I have been eagerly awaiting another post from the animal reporter! And hearing about the red footed blue beaked booby birds makes the wait worthwhile.

  1. Khan, Claire had so much fun playing and swimming, and rowing with you and Jarrah. Hope you are loving it still and soaking up all the sweetness of Fiji! Wish we were still there with you!

  2. booby bird, ha!!! great report animal reporter. Have you had a chance to set up shop as yet? Looks like the water is beautiful and warm. Enjoy the views for us xoxo

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