In the pre-dawn darkness luminescent plankton hovers in a silken sea, twinkling as bright as a starry sky. A lone reef shark glides silently beyond the dive platform, its white tipped dorsal fin piercing the surface like a knife. Our stern mooring line hangs limply from a gnarly mangrove tree. As the sky lightens in the east forest shadows retreat, revealing dense jungle clinging to a vertical cliff. The silence is broken by birdsong.
We begin our first round of sun salutations on the sky deck, breathing pure forest-filtered air into our lungs as yoga instructor Katie Thomson guides us through our daily yoga class.
“Focus your attention on this beautiful view, take a deep breath and hold,” she instructs. A sense of serenity washes over us as we absorb the silence, the peace, the absolute tranquillity of the crescent-shaped cove we’ve awoken to.
Author: Fiona Harper
Publisher: Pacific Island Living magazine
Date: May 23 2019