On Friday the team raced back from school, got their best jaba dresses and bula shirts on, and set off our families from Nasesara on an adventure across Moturiki to Niubasanga village..and what a night to arrive into! It was a double birthday party in the village which we had been invited too, and the amount of people there was incredible, Fijian communities certainly know how to host! After a huge feast of fish and local foods, we had some beautifully baked cake, followed by many many bowls of grog and great dancing with hundreds of people! The team were also happy to see so many of the school kids invited to join the party, as they spent the evening singing together and playing games! The party, and the grog bowls, flowed until morning, with the last standing being our “grogaholics” Libby, Tash and Adrien, who staggered in at 5am!
After an amazing night we headed back home to Nasesara, before surprising the team with a boat to a tiny island near Moturiki called Yanuca Laialai, where we cooked a traditional Fijian feast in a lovo, the underground earth oven. Whilst waiting for the Lovo, the team went snorkeling, spear fishing and made a camp fire, with some of us off exploring as we trekked up to the highest point of this small island to enjoy the most amazing view! After weeks of hard graft and huge efforts the team defiantly deserved a day on the beach, and we were all quick to make the very most of it!