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.
Fiji is such an awesome country: pristine beaches, colourful corals, abundant aquatic life, beautiful tropical flowers and fruits and amazingly friendly, helpful and welcoming people. I have read that Fijians are amongst the happiest people on earth and we have observed that in all of the villages that we have visited. We have been welcomed into villages and into people’s homes to share meals and during these times their happiness has been shared with us. We’ll post a more detailed blog article about our fabulous experiences here soon … ‘Fiji time’ soon though 😉