Zipolo Habu Resort
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... hotel. I had read on Trip Advisor reports about waiting for a long time for meals and discovered there were true. At least 1.5 hrs for most meals. Danny has given us a dive brief and we'll be ready to go tomorrow morning (Sunday).
Monday morning we did some reef diving. The weather is overcast, windy rough seas. Quite challenging to get our gear on with the very small boat lurching around. Once in the water it was comfortable 28° with beautiful corals, ...
... rain water from the roofs. It's amazing how a person can adapt pretty quickly to all this. So Bill had always heard about this place for diving and had always wanted to see it. I could see why, this place has some of the best "all around" diving on our trip thus far! Tons of fish life, soft corals, caves, swim throughs, etc. etc. We dived our butts off! The most crazy thing that happened that week, which some of you have seen my FB profile pic, is that on our ...
... so at least now I know!!
Not long after, the tiniest plane I have ever seen landed at Gizo. I saw a man manually refuel it, and some time later another man looked at me and shouted "Seghe!" and pointed at the plane. I felt like a Lego person going onto a Lego plane! On I got, with the co pilot clambering on after me, pulling the door shut. He then went through the safety instructions. I was the only passenger and the views were magnificent :D
... work.The following day I went on a village tour or Babanga Village with my favourite lady in the Solomons, Sarah. She and her husband work in Fatboys and live in the village which is about a 10-15 min walk away. Sarah's mother and the vast majority of the villagers are "Gilbertese", descendants from Kiribati. Her father is from Choiseul province, Solomons. I met them both, and Sarah's 2 sons who look exactly like their dad and ...
- On arriving at Gizo town, I went to look for a Resthouse that had been recommended in my LP guide. It was up a hill and the steps were uneven and steep.It was agony I tell you! When I got to the top I discovered that they were full but the girl running the Resthouse, Patrina, said Phoebe's Resthouse was nearby and she took me there.