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Fiji, Lord Howe, Samoa and Vanuatu

Fijian village (South Pacific) Downtown Suva - Fiji (South Pacific)
Fijian village near Suva Commercial centre of Suva.
School's in! - Fiji (South Pacific) Parliament building - guards (South Pacific)
Kids going to school on one of the outlying islands in the Yasawa group. A Fijian guard on one of the Parliament Buildings - before the "troubles"
Village amrket - Fiji (South Pacific) The Lagoon - Lord Howe Island (South Pacific)
Market in a village in one of the Yasawa Islands Lord Howe Island - it has the southern-most coral reef in the world
Endangered Lord Howe Island Hens (South Pacific) Birds nesting place - a scene from "The Birds" (South Pacific)
These hens were almost extinct and are now plentiful due to careful nurturing The island abounds in bird-life. A walk up the hills to one of the nesting places is like a visit to the set of "The Birds"
From Mt Lidgebird (South Pacific) Lord Howe Island - the two mountians (South Pacific)
It is quite a climb up to Mt Lidgebird but you are rewarded with magnificent views The lagoon is guarded by the lovely Mt Gower and Mt Lidgebird

Beach scene - Samoa (South Pacific)

 

Waterfall near Apia (South Pacific)
Samoa - is it any wonder that Robert Louis Stevenson couldn't bear to leave? A waterfall close to the capital - Apia
Parliament building - Apia (South Pacific) Samoan villager (South Pacific)
The Samoan Parliament House - not a bad position eh? A villager is proud to pose for a photo
House by the beach - Apia (South Pacific) Parliament building - Apia (South Pacific)
All the villages are beautifully "landscaped" and consist of open houses (fales) and (almost always), at least one church Parliament House again
Robert Louis Stevenson's grave - Apia (South Pacific) Samoan beach (South Pacific)
Robert Louis Stevenson's grave is high on a hill overlooking Apia. It takes about three hours to make the trek to the top. A lovely beach on the northern shores of the main island.
Samoan at home! (South Pacific) Mike trying an outrigger - Vila (South Pacific)
Our villager friend at home. They may have few possessions to clutter their homes but they have great peace and happiness, and want for few things. Mike tries out an outrigger on the lagoon beside our little cabin on Erakor Island in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Vila Markets (South Pacific) Vila markets (South Pacific)
The Saturday market in Vila is fabulous with a huge variety of fruit and veg. The market overlooks the harbour and you can see Iririki Island (a Resort) in the background.
Waterfall near Vila (South Pacific) Ring for a cab!!! (South Pacific)
Roadside stall just outside Vila. On Erakor Island you could get a personal water taxi to the mainland! Just ring the gong!

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