I’m spending the day fishing with a tour guide and Julius Kera, owner of the Agnes Gateway Hotel and an elder of the Munda community. Floating peacefully on the brilliant blue, gin-clear ocean in a banana boat, we watch a frigatebird soaring through the air, chasing a seagull with a fish in its mouth. Our skipper, Silian, motors quietly towards it. There’s a school of fish there, the men surmise, interpreting nature’s signs. A lifetime of practice has given them an exceptional understanding of the water; its movements, intricacies, and behaviours.
Author: Danielle Norton
Publisher: Pacific Island Living