Monday, 21 September 2015

Fiji trip

Has anything unexpected ever happened to you when you weren't prepared? Like you felt like you were safe, then someone jumps out at you, or you were walking down the street then someone trips you up. And last of all you feel like it can't get any worse, but then it does. I've been caught by surprise many many times before, but this time I was not prepared. 

Almost three years ago I went to Fiji for my uncle Mike's birthday. Almost all my cousins, aunties and uncles flew in on separate planes and met at the hotel. We found our rooms, had dinner and went to bed, well I didn't. 

The next day, a few of us went out on boat trip to Savala Island. It took almost two hours to get to the island. There was so much food and drinks on the boat I had about ten bottles of lemonade. Any way the boats name was Oolala, it was quite a big boat. I felt quite safe on the boat because it had really high sides. On the boat I could see a chilly bin full of cold drinks, beds, flowers, flax baskets and some tyres. Anyway when we got to the island I went to watch the shark feeding. The sharks were so cute and tiny, then nunu, nunu, nunu, snap, ahhhhhhh. One of the sharks nearly bit me, that was almost the end of me. 

After that I went snorkelling with my mum, it was so much fun.  After snorkelling I just missed out on the glass bottom boat. Sad face.  I had a great time on the island, but then it was time to get back on the boat to go on a boring boat trip back to the hotel. I was sad and annoyed that my wonderful trip was over. When we reached the wharf I slowly got up, getting used to my legs. I slowly walked towards the wharf, slowly climbed out the side of the boat, then slowly started to get off, then a few people screamed so loudly I nearly jumped out of my skin. SEA SNAKE!!! Oh How can this get any worse TWO SEA SNAKES!!! Ahhhhhhh! 

"Are they poisonous?" I asked the captain.  "Yes" he replied. This is the end. I tried to find something to hide behind, but there was nothing. I tried to find something to get it off the boat, but there was nothing. Noooooooooo the end of my life had arrived. Then the captain grabbed a tyre that was on the boat and tried to get the sea snakes off the boat. "Smart idea" I thought, but it didn't work, he chased them around the boat three or four times with the tyre in his hands. Chasing the sea snakes in circles was a waste of time. But the tyre must have worked, because they slid off the side of the boat. 

So always expect the unexpected, and be prepared to use whatever you can find around you, even if it's an old tyre. It might just save your life.

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