Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Trip To Koro Island

Sunday 4th October.

We had a week of strong winds & heavy rain, so when we were asked to take a family from Canada, to visit friends on one of the villages on Koro Island, we were a bit hesitant.

Come Sunday morning, the wind had dropped, & the seas were a lot calmer.
Koro is about 30 miles to the south east of Savusavu. It used to be a big copra producing island, but since the drop in the price of copra, a few plantations have been cut up, & sold off, as freehold blocks, to International buyers.

On reaching Koro, the family were picked up by their host for the day. We stayed on the boat & enjoyed the beautiful calm clear waters, of the bay we were anchored in. While waiting for the family to return from the village, we were entertained by a couple of Turtles, that kept coming up to the surface, then diving back down to hide under the rocks.

It was truly another wonderful day on the water. Even better, on the way home we put a couple of rods out as we approached the Koro Sea Mount & caught 3 nice Mahi mahi. Now we have dinner!!

The trip to Koro Island from Savusavu takes us 2 hrs one way, so with the 4hrs waiting, it was a long day. We were glad to get home for a shower.

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