On Justin's birthday, we started the day with a snorkeling trip to Sunflower reef. It was just us and another family with three small kids on the trip along with the captain and an assistant. It took about 15 minutes to get to the reef from our resort and then we got to snorkel for about an hour and half. It was rather rough water but once you are snorkeling, you barely notice! The reef was really cool and we also saw tons of colorful fish. We spent the cloudy afternoon after our trip lounging on the beach.
We went to Anada's for dinner and had a great time celebrating Justin's 31st birthday. At dinner we discovered the Fijian monkey faced bat. Normally, I would not be a fan of bats but these were really cool. They looked more like monkey's than mice and were fairly large. They come out around 6 or 7 in the evening and make a really cool bat signal silhouette when they fly. We watched the bats fight over the best spot in the trees while enjoying dinner.
I didn't take our good camera on the snorkel excursion so those photos are from my iphone.
|Ready to snorkel|
|View from the snorkel boat|
|Meanwhile back at the resort|
|View from Justin's birthday dinner|
|Sunset with Anada's in the background|
|Anada's and sunset panorama|