We had to leave Nawanawa Estate before dawn.  Ratu Joe took us by boat round the end of the peninsula.  Then Helene came with us in a truck that she had arranged to take us to the airport.  We caught the Sunday morning flight at 6:45 am. 

P1010568
P1010569
P1010570
Vanua Balavu airport is tiny and the sun was beginning to rise as we arrived there.  The airport actually had a check-in counter.  There we were weighed with our baggage and hand luggage.
P1010571
P1010572
P1010573
P1010574
P1010578
P1010581
The views were spectacular as we made our way back to Suva - over reefs, the Koro sea and small islands we flew in Air Fiji's Twin Otter.  We flew right past the Nawanawa Estate, then curved around to Lomaloma - so we had an excellent view of the island.  The flight was very comfortable.  One family was moving back to Suva and leaving the island. 
P1010582
P1010583
 

2001-2007 A M Hey- Disclaimer