EP64 A Chilled out Christmas in Kiribati.

This week we explore the crystal clear blue waters on the western side of Abaing atoll in Kiribati. It makes for some amazing Darren-tastic drone shots…. There are uninhabited, coconut tree covered sand islands, a small eco resort and not much else!

After spending a very rolly night at anchor near one of the ocean passes, we seek a bit more shelter in front of Teirio Island Resort. This small eco resort has five local style bungalows, a communal dining area and a great outlook. Derek , the owner, makes us very welcome and introduces us to his only two guests ; Ken and Steve who are visiting from the UK. We share the same warped sense of humour and get along famously. We are even invited to join them on a snorkelling trip up to Manra island on the North western side of the atoll.

In the blink of an eye , Christmas Day rolls around. After a kayak session and walk on the beach , we celebrate with a bit of a cook-up. We enjoy a magnificent lentil loaf with all the trimmings, followed by a lovely pineapple upside down cake. With custard obviously …. Footage from December 2019