2013, 05-12 A Week with the Kids
At 6:20 Monday morning we awakened with a start to the sound of voices. It seems that Josh and Dianna’s flight had not only arrived but Customs and Immigrations had been a flash and they were now standing on the quay waiting for permission to come aboard. Both Bill and I had been dead asleep and it took a moment or two to figure out who exactly was knocking on our hull. It only took a minute though to bring them aboard and into the chaos of arrival and we were all soon sitting in the cockpit enjoying the sounds and smells of Fiji and gobbling up fresh bagels and cream cheese brought all the way from California. Oh and organic natural peanut butter! Real natural peanut butter with no sugar, no vegetable oil and no hydrogenated anything, what a treat! Then it was off to town for everyone else while I set about a bit of stowing and cleaning so we could set sail when they returned. By late morning we had set sail for Musket Cove and a whirl wind of a visit.
The kids were only here for seven nights which quickly flew by. We wanted to share our Fiji but seven days is just not enough time to do the country justice. In retrospect we should have covered more ground on fewer days and less anchorages in total. Instead it seemed we were underway every day they were here and we had little time for relaxing and enjoying the power of the tropics. In the end we’d shared anchorages at Musket Cove, Waya and Naviti islands and Blue Lagoon along with trips to Nadi town and Lautoka. The weather was perfect with a week of hot bright days. They even managed to cram in a bit of snorkeling and two dives at Blue Lagoon but the taxi ride back to the airport seemed to come in a heartbeat and suddenly set number two of our guests were here and gone.