June 29, 2012
Rainforest of Taveuni!!!
We started our adventure at the crack of dawn with another beautiful day of sunshine. It had rained hard during the night and this usually gives you nice weather the following day in this part of the world according to Jack .
Jack had offered to take care of Super Dink while we went on our island adventure for the day since he needed to do a little shopping in town anyways. We picked him up along with Petr and Sara and were on our way across the channel for the 8 mile trip to Taveuni.
We passed trough several small villages along the way and people were out walking around like rain was part of their usual day. I guess when you get his much rain you can just wait for it to stop to get anything done or else nothing would get done, not like much gets done on an island anyways. Life here is simple and the men walk around with machetes which help provide for them with what they need out of the rain forest.
We finally made it to the park and were the only ones crazy enough to hike on this soggy morning. The trail headed off up the valley to the first of three waterfalls. The path was well maintained with recently trimmed grass and 30 minutes later we arrived at the roaring falls. With all this rain the river was really flowing and the falls were crashing over the cliffs. It was amazing the amount of wind and mist that blew off the base of the falls as the water tumbled down.
This was the end of clear weather for diving so we headed north the next morning to the next islands.
In our next adventure we will be exploring Rabi Island
Until then live your dreams!! Peace!! Pete and Daria