By the time the weather broke a bit, it was time for us to head on north so we will have to reserve the Exploring Isles in the Lau group for another time. Having said that, there were some beautiful bays, beaches and islands to explore around SuSui as well.
I never get tired of fish pictures so here is another.
And one as Mr. Mahi gets dressed for dinner.
We had some more fish adventures on the way to Qamea, but they will remain stories about the ones that got away.
Pictures tend to flatten the waves dramatically, but they were running over 10 feet – that is the top of one swell behind the boat. Despite the waves, Kim and Paul are enjoying a comfortable ride on the back deck.
As for the ones that got away, we had a big Marlin take one of the meat lines – that lasted all of a few spectacular seconds. The other monster was on the rod – we fought it for 45 minutes and couldn’t gain any line. It finally broke off – no clue what it was but we expect a monster tuna. Glad the Mahi decided to stay for dinner.
We arrived at Qamea but the bay off the resort was too rough and reefy to risk anchoring there. We headed one bay north and found reasonable although not ideal conditions. The main reason for the stop was the reef. Unfortunately the water was roiled from wind and rain so the reef wasn’t really lit up, but it was still beautiful.
We had two nights and just over one full day at Qamea mostly devoted to snorkeling but the troops did manage to hit the resort and the spa – big surprise.
Next stop Yanuca.