The very cold conditions being experienced were from very deep southerly winds coming from NZ to Fiji. The old meteorologists call it the bogi walu (eight nights) of winds from the south. Yesterday it got down to 19.5C in Suva!
All visitors coming to Fiji need to be informed of this important message, “don’t forget your fire extinguisher when you board a bus in Fiji”.
Thursday in brief
Yesterday was another smorgasbord of wonderful experiences. The team, while visiting the Anglican Primary and Secondary School for 500 students who come primarily from the slum areas and squatter settlements were serenaded during lunch… we met a man who is involved with introducing purpose-designed ‘toddler laptops’ for developing countries… we had an impromptu ceremony at the Bible College to present Chief Jone for the funds needed to complete his village toilets… and last night were hosted by a remote fishing village that had never in its history hosted a ‘white’ group for a ceremony and feast.
However due to shortness of time in preparing to travel to the coastal beach resort for tonight, these stories will be filed later in the weekend. Vinaka.