One day Simona decided we should go to Koroyanitu National Heritage Park which included a stay at a village and a nature walk through the park. Upon arrival, the head of the Ambaca Visitor’s center, a woman of about 55 years or so, said the walks were easy and she does them herself all the time. This is how that went:
We = Simona (the Gorgeous Girl) and Me.
They = our guides Joseph (tall) and Letia (barefoot).
We struggled in hiking boots : They sauntered in sandals or went barefoot.
We brought an extra pair of shoes, two cameras, three lenses, three books, two bottles of water, two jackets and bug repellent : They brought a machete.
We took 2.5 hours to go up and another 1.5 to come down : They (sans us) take one hour up and less coming down.
We recoiled at the caterpillars by the river and used antibacterial hand sanitizer : They usually hunt and kill wild pigs in these hills.
We called it a strenuous hike : They call it a walk.
Upon arrival back at the village They went about their day : We took a nap.
Needless to say I do better in Los Angeles than I do on a mountain in Fiji, but to be honest not by much.
|the white dots over Simona's left shoulder is the village where we started from. Behind her is Lautoka, on the screen left edge of frame is Nadi.|