My failed attempt to escape winter

It is not a secret that I don’t like the cold.  In fact, during my younger years, I headed back to New Zealand from the UK when my drip drying jeans grew leg icicles.  Currently I am sitting in the Yasawa Group of Islands in Fiji, looking at a dismal grey sky and hoping the rain will stay away long enough for me to walk off an indulgent breakfast.  Of course it is winter up here, and it is warmer than at home, but the likelihood of a tan is fading as quickly as my allocated days of rest.

When the word Fiji is mentioned I am sure, for most of us, we think of low atolls of white sand, sitting in crystal clear expanses of blue water.  Yes that is the correct image for many areas of this paradise.  However many more Fiji’s exist.  Rugged rain forest covered islands, scant iron clad housing and rock formations that are a testament to a violent volcanic past.

We are up in the Yasawa group of Islands, a chain of spectacular rocky cliffs and coves of white sand beaches.  Here are some of the images I took while flying over, and some I captured while walking yesterday.   Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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"Typical" Fiji

“Typical” Fiji

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Coral by air

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View from what was previously known as Mafia Island

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“Yasawa Islands”

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Testament to a dramatic past.

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