We headed off early Monday morning for Denarau Port (plastic Fiji) and then on the Malolo Cat to Plantation Island. We were so excited. Our last night in Suva we ate the most gigantic Pizza ever while we waited for our landlady to return our bond. Unfortunately we are still waiting for some of it. We have only had two thirds returned. Luckily we have Peter (OAC) trying to get the rest – please pray he is successful.
Our journey to Nadi and then Port Denerau was slow as the speed limit is 80 but he drove 60 and the pots holes are insane! We finally arrived at Denerau and it is not like the rest of Fiji at all. Very flash and filled with loud Australians!
We are at Plantation island and what a picture perfect paradise. Just like the postcards. It is such a treat to have clean dry towels and no mould. The drawers don’t smell and the couch is comfortable! Our bed has a real mattress and the springs have not sprung! What a treat. And then there is the pool and the kids club and the beach and the sun – yes sun. Although one night we had a wicked thunder storm. The lightening lit up our room numerous times even though the shutters are all closed. The grounds were a bit flooded in the morning but our room was not affected – praise God.
Yesterday was our wedding anniversary – 14 years. Apart from being sick with a cold we had a wonderful day. We went out for dinner by ourselves at a quieter restaurant (apart from the loud Aussie’s that turned up) next door. It was a great night. What a wonderful husband I have. I am so proud of him and the work that he has done and all that he has accomplished here in Fiji. He has worked so hard and pushed to get things up and running here and the Lord has used him for start something big here in Fiji. Bless you my darling!
Only 2 more sleeps before we return to NZ. We are all excited about that very much! A bit nervous about how cold it will be though. Look forward to seeing you all soon. God Bless.