15.10.2011 - 15.10.2011 30 °C
A dodgy buss ride for an hour (Not helped by my KAVA belly) and we arived at a Jungle clearing where we were met by a big 4WD to take us deeper into the jungle. We all jumped in the back and they took us off into the jungle ready to start our trek.
It was about 30 degrees when we started off, stomping up a muddy track and crossing dodgy little bridges made of bamboo and planks.
The walk to the water fall involved 6 river crossings and mud that was so sticky it threatened to eat our shoes several times! Our 2 Guides were called Abboo and Janwa and they were uterly crazy but real good fun to be around and actually owned theJungle we were in which was about 300 Acres! They were quite at home with the local inhabitants too...
When we got to the waterfall it was incredibly beautiful and they invited us to swim in the pool at the bottom which was a welcome break from the heat of the hour or so trek to get there. The waterfall consisted of 3 pools at varying heights so we made our way up the side of the falls until we got to the top level where we got to do pool diving.
They were doing some ridiculously crazy jumps and even did it from the top of the tree above the waterfall!!
I decided that an injury from this activity would be hard to explain to the travel insurance company so declined this level of lunacy.
Once we were all knackered and could jump no more we made our way back down to the bottom pool, but the fun way. This meant sliding mostly on our asses over the mossy slippery rocks like a giant waterslide until we reached the bottom pool.
Kay decided to paint our faces with a natural coloured clay that was found at the bottom and once we were all 'Triballed up' we headed back.
It was a long hot trek back unti lour final river crossing. When I say crossing it was more of a walk down the river up to our waists for 10 mins until we were met by a waiting boat that took us the rest of the way back.
It was a truly amazing day and made me glad to be alive and here in Fiji experiencing proper Fiji Tme!*
- Not sure if I've explained Fiji Time before, but its the answer you get to anything asked that involves any time keeping, relaxing or general mucking around
Q. What time is it?
A. Fiji Time
Q. Why is the bus half hour late?
A. It's on Fiji time
Q. Why should I jump from the top of this waterfall?
A. Cause its FIJI TIME!!