We arrived on Kuata around 4pm and were overwhelmed again by the stunning beauty and individuality of each of the islands and their villagers. Our Bure came complete with an ensuite much to our delight and we sat on the beach while the sunset into the sea. We spent the evening with a very interesting couple; a lady from Australia who was an artist wrting 3 novels and had just finished a 4 day kayaking tour of the islands and a canadian guy who acts in Stargate and Pathfinder as a druid for a living. We retired to our bure to find the biggest spider we'd seen throughout our travels and once Paul had got someone else to remove it we managed to get to sleep. We awoke at 5.15 the next day in the pitch black and struggled to find our clothes let alone the door for our trek to the top of the island for sunrise. The few mad enough to go on the expedition included our 2 fijean guides, a kiwi, 2 pomes and a frenchie:) The walk was very hard work so early but as always it was worth it for the view. In the afternoon we took a kayaking trip over to another island and welcomed the Fiji National Rugby 7's team to our island, fresh from their win over England in Singapore. The local kids and villagers were so excited to see them and they'd built a huge area for their welcoming party with flowers and sare's. In the early evening we sang with the locals to Bob Marley and danced the traditional welcome Bula dance, sitting up on the balcony with our new found Aussie (Tammi and Alex) and Dutch friends until the early hours.
On the follwing day we soaked up as much sun as possible and got ready to say goodbye to another beautiful slice of paradise, the end was near and we wanted to savour every moment.