Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fijian Handcraft

Things are slowly picking up in Savusavu after cyclone Tomas.
The coconut trees are showing new growth & the banana trees that we lost have new shoots appearing beside the old plants, so we should have bananas again by early next year. Even the flowers are looking healthy, it doesn't take long for nature to repair itself.

There aren't many tourist around, & as the ships aren't calling in like they did last year, there isn't much spare money around.
The Ladies from the villages were able to earn them self some extra income, through the sale of their handcraft, when the ships were in port.

We have had a lot of rain since we got back into the country, so we haven't got the shortage of water, that the North Island of NZ is experiencing.
In all our visits to NZ, we have never seen it so dry.