No photo's yet so I am just letting you know that I am home safe and sound and to tell you that we had a fabulous holiday.
It is such a priviledge to be able to vistit these islands in the South Pacific and to see first hand how the people live and to learn about their culture.
It is so different to what we are used to and I am honoured that they were so happy to share everything with us.
Our tour guides were exceptional and showed us all that there was to see nothing was left out--just a lovely experience which I know that both of us will treasure forever.
I was dissappointed to hear fellow female passengers describing their on shore tours as disgusting and how they were horrified at the living conditions.
When I tried to tell one lady (and I use the term loosely) that this was their culture and that they were happy in how they probably wouldn't be able to cope in our situations she just snorted at me and said "well maybe they should learn".
I can't understand why you would spend all that money on a cruise to these beautiful places and want to change everything.
We went to one island that only had about 220 people living on it and there was only one TV on the whole island so everyone would gather around to watch it when it was on which was not very often.
You could walk across this island in about 20 minutes-which Stephen and I thought we would do but--we took the wrong turn and ended three quarters of the way up this steep hill.
It was heart attach material and I refused to go any further.
The next problem was getting back down--aaaggghhh sheer agony.
When we got back to the shore we sat on a log at the edge of the sand and also went for a paddle-which was perfect.
Let me tell you that this all happened befor 9am--the humidity was awful and I was perspiring like a tap--but it all added to the experience.
The cruising was wonderful and I wasn't sick once--I sat on our balcony and watched the world go by--life was good--and it still is--if I could just stop everything from swaying from side to side
I'll be back soon with some photo's--promise.