Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman's Fiji trip November 2003

On previous trips to New Zealand, we've always flown straight back to Europe from Auckland. This time we realised we had a little over a week before the next concert, so decided to break the Pacific leg of the journey by stopping off in Fiji. Well, someone had to do it!

DividerThin.gif (147 bytes)

view_from_bure.JPG (36205 bytes) The view from the front door - coconut palms, the lagoon and the reef, and (right) taken from almost the same spot at just after 6pm. sunset_resort.jpg (7876 bytes)


musicians_hotel.jpg (27445 bytes)

Two of the musicians who played every evening during dinner. They were really good players too...



road_rail_bridge.jpg (10393 bytes) A combined road & narrow guage rail bridge used by cane trucks and trains. cane_truck.jpg (22136 bytes)


fiji_train.jpg (25443 bytes)


Towards the end of the week we took an excursion to South Sea Island, a privately owned resort a few miles offshore. The entire place is about 150 yards from end to end, and probably rises to almost 8 feet above sea level...

ssi_01.jpg (17023 bytes)


cat_leaves_ssi.jpg (23423 bytes)

The catamaran leaves us on the island, and heads off to the next stop.

ssi_03.jpg (7886 bytes)


It really is the most lovely place, and it's easy to see why so many holidaymakers travel there from Australia and New Zealand. It's a long way from the UK though - a shade under 10000 miles - so usually very expensive to get there. Should you ever be en route to Auckland from Los Angeles though...
Go to regular picture gallery
Go to New Zealand picture gallery

Go to shop
Back to page 1

Old Bridge Music
PO Box 7, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9RY, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1943 602203   Fax: +44 (0)1943 435472