We’re currently waiting for customs to clear us out of Fiji, sometime between 10am and 3pm they said. After spending around 3 months in Fiji we are well aware that ‘Fiji time’ is a way of life here and cannot be rushed but it’s hard to relax when there are strict requirements to leave Fijian waters on the day of clearance and we have some reefs to navigate before the sun gets too low. We have approx 500nm to travel to reach the southern most island of Vanuatu, where we plan to stay for a few days to see the active volcano before proceeding to New Caledonia.
Before this trip I envisaged that we would be spending alot of our time on beaches. The reality has been that most of our time is spent 100% surrounded by water, whether swimming or while we are dry onboard Tangaroa . It amazes me how the girls can conjure up so many ways to busy their minds and hands for endless hours and even days without leaving the boat. To not be bored is one goal but there is a sliding scale between minds being meerly occupied up to being absorbed and creative. Electronic devices generally providing an easy fix at the low end of the scale but not offering much chance to rise up the scale.