Sometimes living in New Zealand feels like being on the edge of far away, plagued by wobbly land and battered by winds from the frozen south. That is of course a rather a pessimist view of the world. The optimist in me knows that New Zealand is much more appealing as it lies on the rim of the pacific where the skies are blue and the seas as warm as bath water. Four hours flying north will take you to the Islands of Fiji and is perfect for a spot of winter sun.
Since we’ve been enjoying the mildest winter since we made New Zealand our home it was an enormous treat and luxurious indulgence but when your airports are due to expire it is best to not to quibble too much and just enjoy a new shade of blue. Riding the ferry from Denarau on Fiji’s largest Island of Viti Levu to our destination for the week on Tokoriki Island there was nothing to do but sit back and enjoy the view and adjust to Island time. Thoughts of appointment schedules, to-do lists and winter woolies soon melted away as we turned our attention to our beachside future.