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Day 13 – Fiji

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Dave!I walked out of my apartment this morning and had sweat pouring down my face before I could take a half-dozen steps. By the time I had walked across the road to meet some friends for breakfast, I was soaking wet. The heat and humidity were already a lot more uncomfortable than I'm happy with, and the day hadn't even started.

Luckily, I'd be spending most of my day at sea, where at least the wind would keep me from melting...

At Sea


Arriving at the reef...


At Sea

Time for a snorkel...

Fish Explosion!

Fish Explosion!

Pretty Blue Starfish

Pretty Fishies

Ugly Fishy

Rainbow Fishy

Coral Fishies


Glass Glowy Fishies

After snorkeling, we headed to "Plantation Island" for lunch and to goof off at a resort. By the time we got there, clouds had moved in and it was overcast. This caused a couple people to be quite upset... saying "THE CLOUDS ARE RUINING OUR HOLIDAY!!" I just smiled politely while being secretly thankful that the clouds would muffle the direct sunlight that was killing me. It was still hot, but at least I wasn't melting.

After lunch it started raining, which caused even louder protests from the peanut gallery. I just secretly laughed to myself because, at last, it was cool enough to be comfortable again. Besides, Fiji is so fucking beautiful that it still looks amazing... even in the rain...

Plantation Island

Plantation Island

Plantation Island

Unfortunately for me, the cloud cover did nothing to filter out the burning rays of the sun. I should have reapplied sunscreen after I was done snorkeling, but with the rain and all, I thought I'd be safe.

Er... Not so much...

Lobster Dave!

I am frickin' Lobster Boy here.

Oh well. I'm in frickin' Fiji, and it's going to take a lot more than a sunburn to ruin that.

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  1. Mooselet says:

    Oh, ouch. Ouch ouch effing ouch. I’m glad you’re having a good time in Fiji – it really is gorgeous. And I think the map of your travels looks like a fish. I’m sure there’s some meaning in that… or not.

  2. spectacular. i hope when i go to fiji i get at least two days of rain. maybe three.

  3. Megan says:

    You would think one would research the weather in an area before spending all that money to go (if you care about that sort of thing). You’re in a tropical area in almost summer – it will rain. 🙂

    • Dave2 says:

      Actually, September-October is considered the dry season, and everybody was constantly saying how off it was to have rain this time of year when it normally waits until November. In many ways, I was really grateful because it made the heat bearable. 🙂

  4. Brandi says:

    ouch but awesome attitude! I am so glad you’re enjoying your vacay.

  5. Sybil Law says:

    Gorgeous shots as usual, lobster boy!!

  6. Jim says:

    Totally jealous!

  7. Suebob says:

    I love following the Adventures of Lobster Boy.

  8. Sarah says:

    I am in love with Fiji! Vahid and I talked about going there, which prompted me to do a ton a research and I am totally in love with the place.

    I’m so glad you are having a wonderful time, despite the sunburn! 🙂

  9. martymankins says:

    OMG, the colors of the underwater world!

    OMG, the colors of your arm!

    Glad you are having fun in Fiji.

  10. KaraB says:

    Fiji looks amazing!! I’m going to start saving my pennies!

  11. Renee says:

    OMG! THAT’s the rain? I want to be there!

    Thanks for sharing your pics with us, its always fun to live vicariously through someone else 🙂

  12. claire says:

    Palm trees, woo! Looks amazing. I didn’t realize how close Fiji is to Australia- cool!

  13. Faiqa says:

    Very few ppl elicit downright envy from me. You are in the top 3. Right before the guy that lives next door to Eminem. I just thinkbthatbwould be fascinating. Anyway, wow, Fiji!!!

  14. the muskrat says:

    Love the colors in these shots!

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