It’s been many, many days of rain. The kind of rain that creeps over the mountains, whips at your face and soaks everything down to the bone.
Lucky us that we were blessed with the most beautifullest day (Keith Murray, what’s up!) last weekend. We hopped out of bed, swung by my new workplace* to pick up some snorkelling gear and headed down to the beach in the Titikaveka neighbourhood. There is a 1-2km section of the island down in Titikaveka that is a marine sanctuary, hence no fishing allowed. The coral reef is a bit farther out away from the shore, which leaves a large lagoon full of coral rocks and magnificent tropical fish.
It was a life changing experience – I felt like I was in a tropical fish aquarium. There were maybe 6 other people on this huge expanse of white coral sand beach. Everyone seems to migrate towards Muri Lagoon, but I say Titikaveka is the best beach area on the island!
The next set of pictures from Titikaveka will have to be underwater of all the fluorescent fish and coral rocks – it’s something you can only see to believe!
*Yes, a new job! No more waitressing! I’m now an office manager at a small beach resort, which makes me MUCH happier and puts some of my admin skills to use. I knew the job would be perfect when my new boss told me he was born and raised in Hawai’i and deflected the Vietnam war by moving to Tahiti! I’m still part time, though, which leaves me free in the afternoons to continue snorkelling with these tropical beauties!