Two Dead Ducks!!

Trip Start Jan 17, 2008
Trip End May 04, 2008

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Right folks - sorry about the delay in the ole blogs but we have been far too busy to update - after all lying on the beach takes a lot of skill & concentration!!

Tuesday 8th April

Got up early to enjoy our lovely buffet breakie beside the sea...YUMMY!  Afterwards Gareth had kindly offered to take all us fraidy cats girls out snorkelling on the beach to overcome our fears after the dolphin incident.
So headin to the dive shop we loaded up on snorkels, flippers & all hit the beach, determined to refind our inner waterbabies.  All was going well, we were on the sand with our flippers on & feelin mighty confident.....what could go wrong this time you might ask?  Well - once we ventured in, the current seemed to rapidly pick up & the tide was going out.  Apparently this is called 'Low tide' (something we hadn't considered!) and nobody should be snorkellin at this time!

The others had gone on out much further but for once going with our gut instincts we decided to stay put where we were thinking 'better safe than sorry!'  Somehow the current managed to separate us & we were each left to get battered alone once again!!  To sum it up, Laurie spent the next 10 mins stuck being beaten against a coral rock (check out the pic of her leg!) while Joy drifted odd further into the sea to eventually be rescued by a boat!  (All Laurie could see was Joy's ass being dragged onto the boat!)  Never without drama, us two....we were the talk of the resort - especially when everyone saw the bloodbath pouring down Laurie's tore leg & her howling with pain when the locals decided that the way to to heal an open wound was to pour raw vinegar onto it!!  Ouch!!

Two vodkas later our heartrates slowed down to only twice their normal rates & we vowed & swore on the bible to never snorkle again!!  In Laurie's haste to survive the battering she had even managed to lose her snorkle mask & came back to shore with one flipper on her foot & one in her shaking hand!  All day long we were greeted by strangers noticing 'Ah, your'e the girl who got tore up by the coral?!"'  Laurie always knew she'd be famous but somehow the pain just took the fun out of it!

Later on while safely lying on the beach swinging on a hammock we were strangely comforted a great deal when we got to witness some deleted scenes from Baywatch as a few other poor sods had to be rescued from the sea as well!!  Thank God the staff watch people in the sea at all times!  You wasn't just us!!
Deciding a quieter approach to the afternoon was needed we partook in a little bit of jewellery making to pass the time.  Again, all started well until some old witch got a bit competitive & nearly ripped Joy's hand off when she god forbid dared to reach for a bead.  Our interest soon dwindled as Fiji was supposed to be about relaxation & enjoying 'Fiji time'!

Tonight's activity was crab racing so we all had to hit the beach to select our feisty crabs & number them for the race.  Yelling & screaming for all our worth our 2 little buggers (Ant & Dec) managed to get themselves eliminated in the first bar tab for us!  It actually turned out the be great fun but somehow we don't think its likely to catch on at home!
We finished off the evening celebrating Gareth's birthday & playing cards (a game aptly named Shithead!) which turned out to be really addictive & we are on the lookout for a pack of cards!!

So that was our time at Octopus Resort (or Heaven as we like to call it) nearly over......

Call back again soon......
J & L
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