With Think Pacific’s Youth & Sports projects being launched in the province of Ra in 2015, there are opportunities for our volunteers to explore the stunning natural elements of this rural and remote area, offering incredible highlights to their experiences of traditional Fijian life, and during their final days our Ra May team were treated to a cave and waterfall excursion like no other! We asked Ed to share his thoughts on this epic day with us:
“Sine it was a bank holiday on Friday, the team took a long drive out of the interior to travel to one of the best locations I have ever been to. The Nubumakita Kindi teacher guided us to the cave followed by a waterfall. The cave was chilly, bigger and darker the further we went in. We learned all about how Fijian Warriors would hide in the cave, waiting for their enemy before capturing, killing them, and then eating them! Eventually the cave opened up into a massive cavern! It was filled with bats and even though you couldn’t see them, you could very clearly hear them. It was one of the most amazing and epic places I have ever been to, think Lord of the Rings type caves!
After this amazing experience we thought it couldn’t be topped. It wasn’t until we arrived at probably the most idyllic waterfall you could imagine that I realised I was wrong. It was like something out of a Hollywood movie with two waterfalls on top of each other leading to one large pool. It also came complete with tonnes of jumping points. We all went off the highest rock too! It was a very long day, and probably one of the best ones I have had on project. I will miss Fiji!”