We were the only boat anchored in Champagne Bay besides our friends, Kate and Steve, on Blue Summit. This bay/beach was absolutely breathtaking! The weather was perfect, the water was warm, Ariana taught Ryan to snorkel (finally!), and we swam like fish for three days in a row. We haven’t had water this warm since Bora Bora, and if I remember correctly, that water was just a tad cooler than here.
We didn’t do all that much in Champagne Bay besides snorkeling, swimming and hanging out, but it was such a gorgeous setting, it was hard to leave. Two boats showed up on our last day, so we were glad we had it basically to ourselves up until that point. Dan (and I, to a lesser extent) cleaned the bottom of our boat, we had movie night on Blue Summit, we bought a few big lobsters from the locals (two for $30 Fijian–or $15 US) and had a great lobster/baked potato/salad dinner, and we finally got Ryan to snorkel! Ariana was such a good teacher, and now Ry really enjoys it despite his initial unwillingness. Hey, it may have taken 11 months, but better late than never! Ryan also tried, just under the surface of the water, to breathe through a reg, and he didn’t find that too difficult either. Yippee! What a perfect bay!
Champagne Bay at Dusk
The Master Snorkel Instructor
The Serious Student Caught In a Candid While Hanging on the Bow
Ryan and Instructor, Ariana, Snorkeling
Ryan Trying a Regulator (and Dan Diving to Clean the Bottom)
Ryan Breathing Underwater