|From floor to ceiling|
|Clown fish guarding their home|
|White-tip reef shark|
|Krister hovering over coral and fish|
|Amanda coming up for air|
Since posting last, we haven't seen a non buddy-boat. Kadavu is close to Suva, but feels way remote compared to any place we've been in Fiji. We've gotten out of the habit of following the cruising guide for anchorages, and we've started getting more adventurous and just dropping the hook wherever looks good. Sounds simple enough, and it's a little strange I guess, that it's taken us this long to feel comfortable making calls on our own. Feels good though. Right now we're in 15 feet of water over white sand. It reminds me a little of Tahiti.
The moon's almost full and the sky is clear which means that we'll have one of these almost eerie swimming pool-ish views by moonlight tonight. Sounds like a good night to sit in the hammock long after the sun's gone down.
The visibility in the water here is amazing - leaps and bounds above anything we've seen. It actually makes moving around in the reef hard because we can see everything. This morning when we were moving to this anchorage, I thought we were in 45 feet of water because I could see sand and bommies below the boat, but when I looked at the sounder it was 98 feet. As we sit in 15 feet right now, it seems like the boat is suspended in air and if it wasn't for the surface ripple on the water, I'd almost be afraid to jump overboard.
All that good vis has made for truly epic snorkeling. Head and shoulders above anything we've ever seen before - the coral formations are AMAZING - caves and swim-throughs everywhere you look with 80 foot walls of both hard and soft coral. We've seen sharks, a turtle, Mahi Mahi and more little reef fish than I've ever seen before. We'll post pictures when we can.
|Beautiful bay & crystal clear water|
At 6/16/2012 10:05 AM (utc) our position was 16°26.75'S 179°56.28'W