|This bay is always so pretty, and yes,Richard rolls his eyes at yet another bunch of pictures I've taken.|
|This is the beautiful Frangi Pani in bloom (known in Hawaii as Plumeria) Notice how green and lush the foliage is.|
|Ironicall, right next to the tree above is this Frangi Pani tree. Most of them|
look like this tree with few leaves and some blooms, I don't know why.
few blossoms and few leaves while others next to them are lush and green.
|Interesting carving on the entrance walls to our hotel|
|The fish should look familiar, but I wanted to capture how they decorate poles here. They take palm frongs and braid the leaves on the back side and incorporate pretty colorful leaves from bushes into the design.|
|More pictures of the bay. I think I'm getting sentimental knowing that we're|
close to 10 weeks from the time we are finished with our mission.
|patterns seen in traditional fijian cloth|
|Yes grandma took some more pictures of the mosiac tiles and this looks like....Nemo and his family in some coral|
|No kidding, this is the true color of the starfish we've seen when snorkeling.|
|This is one of the many coral islets you see on Vanua Levu that may have started as coral and grew big enough to|
support a palm tree another salt water tolerant tree.
|This interesting looking flower pod from a tree (about 5 inches long) was|
on the shore at the next spot along the beach we stopped at.
|here is the adaptable mangroove tree the upper part with branches and leaves the tangled bottom part are its strong roots that anchor it in the mud and sand so it can withstand the storms of life that come up.|
|There are large sections of land around Savusavu with a ton of palm trees that are evenely spaced out. |
I think this area had a lot of coconut plantations here in the early history of this island.
|On our way back up to Labasa on Saturday, we stopped to say hi to the Seaqaqa Elders and took|
a picture of the home that's been converted into an LDS church for the members there.
|view of pool on our varanda. Two guys were swimming in their shirt and shorts. |
No swim suit required in Fiji, but I question whether there was chlorine in it.
|These historical pictures in the dining room were interesting. |
I particularly like the hair cut like this chief has. He was a handsome man
|What the Grand Eastern Hotel used to look like in the good old days|
|An Indian woman that was brought here as an indentured servant in colonial times|
|The Grand Easter Hotel today|