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Wallabies and a Koala

Murray, M and I walk through the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area this afternoon for some exercise and fresh air since it is too windy to go to the beach. Almost immediately we see wallabies. They are smaller than kangaroos, but … Continue reading

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Southport, Queensland, Australia

We are back in the city. Traffic. Tall buildings. Huge grocery stores. People. M&D, our kids. Wearing street clothes and deodorant. Our flight from Fiji to Brisbane was very comfortable in Business Class. We thank the Fijian Gods. We rode … Continue reading

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Fiji, Final Thoughts

While at the Paradise Taveuni, we managed a couple of open water swims. See, we signed up for Kelowna’s Swim Across the Lake in July, so we are trying to get in as many longish swims as we can. Murray … Continue reading

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Best Diving to Date in Fiji

We motor further up the Rainbow Reef today to do three dives and have lunch on the boat. We finally find diving that compares to our expectations for Fiji.   The fish are more than abundant. A gazillion, at least. … Continue reading

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Fijian Wildlife

As we motor out to our first dive spot today, we spot a pygmy whale. I catch sight of its back as it comes up for air. We see a fin further away as he waves goodbye. A great start … Continue reading

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Paradise Taveuni Resort

Paradise Taveuni Resort……I think the resort is aptly named. It is an hour’s drive from the airport, half on paved road and half on very bumpy gravel road. Our welcome sign outside our bure (room). We also had welcome foot … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Today is moving day, from the Volivoli on Viti Levu Island to the Paradise Taveuni on Taveuni Island. We have some time before checking out so we sit on the lounge chairs on our deck and watch the ocean and … Continue reading

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In Search of Nudibranchs

When diving, we love to search for the small stuff, mainly nudibranchs. They are really only slugs, but they are oh so pretty slugs. ¬†They are hard to find as they are not numerous. Once you see one of a … Continue reading

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Diving near the Volivoli Beach Resort

The one thing noticeable during a dive here near the Volivoli Beach Resort is the corals. There is an abundance of soft corals and many hard corals. There is one of the coral that is a deep reddish colour and … Continue reading

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Cyclone Keni

During the night, I wake up and hear the rain pelting down on our roof. I hear the wind in the palm trees. When we arise, the storm is ferocious. Our guess as to whether we dive this morning is … Continue reading

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