The last few days have been very wet… So we stayed put in Musket Cove. There’s not much point trying to find a new lagoon or anchorage when the reefs aren’t clearly visible. Fiji is scattered with numerous reefs and corals and it is impossible to make an approach when you can’t see through the water. The charts in Fiji are notoriously inaccurate and many boats have ended up on a reef here. Not something we want to risk!
The boys have no complaints. There is a lot of motivation to finish school as quickly as possible in the morning and head to shore. There are two other kid boats to hang out with and also some kids who are holidaying in the resort. They have been invited to participate in daily kids activities including several art and craft sessions and have made little sailing boats out of coconuts and palm leaves, shell necklaces and palm leave baskets. And of course there have also been daily dips in the pool (never mind the rain, it’s still warm anyway) and sandcastle building at low tide.
I do feel sorry for the holiday makers who are here for just one week and so far had 5 days of non stop rain and cloud… We don’t mind a little pause from the sunshine. Our new rain catcher system works a treat and our water tanks are full to the brim in no time. Our boat is cozy and dry and this definitely still beats the Auckland rain! 🌴💦😎