The last two days at Savusavu, Fiji have been just wonderful. Over the last couple of weeks, we have made friends with ‘Dave’ and ‘Aoife’ from Ireland.
‘Dave’ is training for a triathlon in Canada and is super fit. So he kindly takes my son out so I can catch up on last minute emails and computer work.
First, it is snorkeling. They set off as he cycles down the road with his wife – and my son at the back of the bike. The next day he teaches him to kayak – both in separate kayaks too. Seems it was a great lesson and a load of fun. They also do some fishing – so Explorason is really getting into the outdoor sports.
I head off after cleaning up the house for a massage at T&M Beauty. There ‘Teli’ gives me an hour long strong deep tissue massage at $22 AU or $40 FJ. That is a total bargain and she is just great. I highly recommend her if you ever go to Savusavu. Opposite the Waitui Marina.
One of the hardest goodbyes here on Savusavu island is to the kids next door. They have no parents here to care for them, and we have helped them a lot with clothes and paying their school fees so they can stay in school. Their mother had to leave them after their father died to go and look for housing and a job, which must have broken her heart. We have really grown to love these two, and my son has played with them every day after school.
We head down the road on the last night as we go to town, and have farewell drinks with our friends at the Copra Shed – one of our favorite places.
As we walk toward the town, the Fijians are leading a bull back home. They jokingly pass me the rope, and he takes off!
We say goodbye to ‘Carrie, Owen, Tamsyn, and Griffin’. This family has been living on a yacht and sailing around the world for 2 years. They have been in Savusavu the whole time we were there. I really enjoyed Carrie’s friendship. The kids did school and home-schooling together too on their yacht.
Next, we say goodbye to the Indian family who happen to be our neighbors here on Savusavu. This kind lady made roti every day for my son to take to school. They made us an Indian dinner on our last night. We will miss them too.
Below (see pic) is ‘Aoife’ from Ireland – they are house sitting their way around the world. ‘Dave and Aoife’ have been wonderful, and we will miss them too.
As we watch the sunset on our last night here on Savusavu – it is a perfect end to our stay in Savusavu township, Fiji.
Next day we fly out of Savusavu over the islands of Fiji.
This is the tip of where we have lived for the past 6 weeks out below us.
It is raining and our little plane takes us back to the main island. My son is ill – he seems not to travel too well. I have learned that he is better sleeping when not well. The whole plane was grateful when that happened!
We have two days left on the main island – we hope to get a hire car and drive around and explore when we arrive. Look out for our next blog to see what we get up to.