[post_thumbnail]The navigator sits on the bow of the boat and holds on to a cleat at his feet. He watches the ocean horizon while the captain steers at the stern. If the navigator spots a shallow reef ahead he shakes his left or right hand to signal the captain to steer around it. In Fiji this method of navigation is used almost everywhere as there are many reefs that lie just below the surface of the ocean that can cause great damage to a small size boat.
When the boat reaches the shore the navigator ensures there is a place to anchor or tie the boat and always helps out the passengers to get past the sharp coral reef near the shore. Fiji is an incredible place to travel but you’ve got to love boats.