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leaving Tahitu we got to snorkel on a sunken Hellcat
within the lagoon.
It was down about 10 metres and the conditions were
slightly murky but we could easily make out its shape.
The Hellcat had been badly shot up over Rabaul, in New
Britain, but had made its way almost back to base.
it failed and the US pilot was forced to ditch in the
ocean. He made a good job of it as it is mostly intact
and he survived, which he probably saw as more important.
far from Fatboys Resort is what is now known as Kennedy
It is where John F Kennedy, later president of America,
swam to after his PT109 was sunk by a Japanese destroyer.
The island sits between the resort and Kolombangara
and you can visit it and even picnic on it.
a long day on the water we were famished and the meal
at Fatboys was just what the doctor ordered – including
a huge snapper and crayfish in a chilli tomato sauce.
The food in the Solomons is fresh and varied and is
one of the key advantages it has over many other islands.
next day it’s another early rise and back to Gizo.
We farewell the great staff at Fatboys and turn our
minds to the next destination the Uepi Resort.