It was Debra's birthday on Thursday and she and Nicky (from Chanto) both fancied some spa pampering at the resort and opted for two hours of massage and facial treatments. We also ate out in the restaurant in the evening to round off her happy birthday, enjoying a cocktail or two as the sun set.
One of the highlights in the lagoon was the frequent landing and take-off traffic of seaplanes ferrying guests to the resort. Surprisingly they need only a very short landing distance, which is just as well because they landed very close to our stern! We both fancy a flight on one ... something else for the bucket list!
We had some surprise visitors yesterday, a couple from Plymouth we last saw in Lanzarote in October 2014! They did the World ARC in 2015 and are now going around again, this time under their own steam. What a small world the cruising community is!
Tomorrow, we will head on down to our of last port of call in Fiji - Musket Cove where we will rendezvous with the rest of the fleet ready for the next leg of our odyssey to Vanuatu. We have already started gathering gifts for the Vanuatans as they don't have much, so whatever clothing, food, tools etc we haven't used for some time will be gifted when we get there.