Google Earth Map – Kia island
It was a long 4 hour boat ride from Nukusa Village to Labasa Town where we stayed overnight before heading to Kia Island. We armed ourselves for the next stretch of island village living, quickly shopping for a million little things like Milo, laundry detergent, more mosquito repellent, mosquito coils, junk food and most important – getting new pairs of glasses made, all in one rainy morning before heading to the island nearest the GSR!
In Udu Point, while he went snorkelling, Yogi’s glasses shattered in the supposedly safe Pelican case. Very old spare glasses made Yogi see poorly, so we couldn’t believe our luck that Labasa Town had a wonderful, efficient and obliging optometrist! Dr. Kishore Singh whipped his magic and made Yogi 2 brand new pairs of glasses (and me 1 pair because I got envious) in a few hours, cutting his thumb with Yogi’s old shattered glasses in the process! We had to take a picture of his office while we looked for frames. The good doctor found new frames which matched Yogi’s old frames exactly (a third of what it cost us in Australia) which he purchased from a supplier from Perth! Who would have thought?! We love unexpected “finds” like these.