It was a beautiful sail into the port of Lautoka….. The smoke drifting across the island gave it a mystical look. I went ashore with Larry, Carol, Bruce & Sandy. We hooked up a driver & guide and headed out. Our first stop was the village of Viseisei which is Fiji’s oldest village. We have a lovely tour of the village, including a Kava Ceremony, and a visit to their church. The people were very friendly and the visit was quite fun. Next we headed to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, set up in 1977 by actor Raymond Burr. The grounds of the garden were magnificent! Then we headed to the town of Nadi…. Here we stopped at a Hindu Temple and the local markets. I bought lots of hot chilis for the crew including a bunch of habaneros….. Finally, at the warf before we boarded the ship we caught a fishing boat unloading their catch… Amazing! The island is so lush and green, it truly is beautiful. Wonderful day!!!!