A few days ago we arrived in the upper Yasawa Islands, into a bay referred to as the Blue Lagoon. As some of you may have guessed, it’s named after the movie that came out in 1980 starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as shipwrecked, love-struck teens. The anchorage is located just off of Nanuya-Sewa Island and it is just as beautiful as it was in my hazy memory of the movie.
|The view to the south of Nanuya-Sewa|
|Amazingly colorful coral|
|This shy little guy blends right in!|
We arrived at our first spot, scouted by Brett the evening prior and quickly slipped into the water. GASP! Even with our “skins” (a lightweight fabric that provides sun protection and helps keep you a little warmer) the water felt very brisk! But we soon adjusted and began our explorations. Though the water here was a little murky the fish were plentiful and we also saw some nice bits of coral.
|Amazing how soft and lush coral can appear.|
|These almost look like mushrooms...|
|The view looking back to the pass|
|Treading carefully through the muck...|
|Chocolate cake at Lo's!|
|From left: Andy Antje, Nina, John and Brett|
|As always, electronics can be a |
hodgepodge of things in the
third world, as seen here for the
local wifi antenna.
From start to finish, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a day with such perfect weather and such a picturesque location. Sun, water, sand and friends – definitely everything I hoped this trip would be. The fact that days like these are surprisingly rare just helps us appreciate them more and to realize how lucky we are to be out here living this life. Thanks to the friends (new AND old) who shared it with us!
|The view from Lo's coffee shop|