Saturday 23 January -
This morning out gap team loaded into the outboards to head across to Levuka for the trek to the peak with Nox, and with the Fiji sun well and truly shining it was the perfect day for it, although we all knew it would be a sweaty climb! A few of the team were not feeling fully fit so stayed behind in town to send some emails and relax, whilst the majority set off up the hundreds of steps that lead you away from the old town and onto the track up the hill. Along the way there were plenty of water breaks and rest as the heat was unreal, and the team were very quick to support each other and offer encouragement to those struggling. Nox is also fantastic at keeping the pace a good one so that we move as one. The views at the top were incredible, looking right out across the Lomaiviti Province as far as Batiki, Gau and Nairai islands, and well worth the huge effort put in by everyone. The way back down is always allot of fun, as you slide your way back to Levuka.
After lunch in town we headed back to the villages to throw a rugby ball around and relax. There is also talk amongst the team of baking cakes with their families over the weekend…banoffee pie would brighten up any Sabbath!