|Coral Reef, the Isles of Fiji|
|One of the resorts we stayed at called Paradise Cove|
In 1867, Reverend Thomas Baker, the only Christian missionary in Fiji, was killed and eaten by local natives. The natives thought his shoes were a part of his body, so they boiled them. After several attempts of softening his shoes up through boiling, the natives gave up and tossed them aside. One of his shoes resides today in the Fiji Museum located in the capital city of Suva.
We started on the main island of Vitu Levu. Even though it was interesting, I can see why most tourists skip it and go immediately to the outer islands. We then took the Awesome Fiji ferry to the Yasawa Islands. We stayed in rustic accommodations called “Barefoot Manta.” They had a resident biologist who monitored the channel next to Barefoot Manta to determine if the manta rays would come. We only stayed one night so I was hoping we would see them.
|Four manta rays with snorkelers|
|Seaplane pick up at Paradise Cove|
|Our “traditional” room at Likuliku Lagoon Resort|
|Pin cushion sea star|