I haven't had a day like today in forever.
Everybody got up early and we were out the door by 8:15. We spent a few hours hacking a new access trail for the Lao Lao revegetation project. The area we are planting this Sunday didn't have a trail leading to it. It does now.
After hacking our way through Lao Lao, Laura, Josh, Adam, David, EJ, and I hiked down to Forbidden Island. Everybody went for a swim in the swimming hole while Josh and I hiked to the top of the island.
For most normal people, hiking up to Lao Lao and Forbidden Island in a day would have been enough. Not us. After lunch (bentos and chicken kelaguin), we went diving with Sydney and Taru from Blue Ray diveshop. We went out in Sydney's boat and dove Naftan Point and Dimple.
After our dives we picked up some vegetables and some fish at the stands on the side of the road and I made everybody a tropical island feast.
Broiled parrot fish, seared tuna sashimi, tuna poke, sauteed green beans, and white rice. Yum!