We got to Octopus yesterday. We came on a small boat and Fijians were singing for us on the beach. The water looked clear aqua except for the coral reef where the water was dark. They took us to bure 7 that we would stay in. A bure is a little house with a woven palm leaf roof. The beds have mosquito nets over them which is annoying because I can’t open the window. I woke up in the night and wanted to look out the curtain and I didn’t see the net, so I was like, “hey, what’s this in the way of the window?”
There is a big pool for some people to practice scuba diving in. Today I stayed in it all day starting after breakfast – except when I was in the ocean. Now my nails are really clean! It’s really deep in the middle and I liked diving down and getting stuff, but the water pressure is really pressure-y.
The ocean is gorgeous here. We snorkeled a lot. We saw really cool fish and some purple coral and other colors. When Mama and I were out together we saw an awesome red fish that was about a foot long. It’s scary when you’re next to the coral because it’s sharp, but all the colors of coral and fish and water are like a sparkly rainbow.