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...arriving in a couple of hôurs...can dock so no tender which is great ...it will be close to 7pm ( 1/2 hr before sunset) and I want to rush off to find some wifi!!...it's been a long time since last access ( almost a week!!) - and I'm in 'withdrawal'!!...I look forward to 'connecting'!!!...so good luck to me!!...I'll let you know!! The Kingdom of Tonga is the ...
... infested expanses of the Pacific - shame! The remainder of our day was due to involve a trip to the few tourist spots on the island we had missed, but we soon worked out that we had, in fact, missed ver little the day before. So, instead we revisited the blow holes which were much becalmed from the previous day and so far less exciting/potentially fatal. As evening set in we paid a quick visit to Tonga'a national rugby 'stadium' which only had a stand on one side and was ...
... presumably 20 or so staff votes would go a long way to electing a member of parliament in a nation of 100,000. We grabbed a couple of beers and gazed out onto the vast expanse of uninhabited coastline. While ruminating on what the likely drink/drive laws amounted to in Tonga, we were joined by a lovely young kiwi couple called Tara and Terry (although it took some time to work this out as, due to the strength of Tara's accent I was convinced that he was named Thierry!). Inside ...
... given the disparity in population and resources but far more conceivable when you see in person the size of these guys! So I set about my purchase with some difficulty when, unsurprisingly, the average adult shirt size was not exactly a match for me, despite my recent efforts at expanding my waist line! To Helen's great amusement, the only child shirt on display proved to be a perfect fit for me as a shirt, while all the adult sizes made for rather fetching if ...
... Sunday which was pretty interesting experience mainly due to the funky 70s style church outfits and extremely enthusiastic singing! The only downside to Eua was that there isn't really a beach. Most of the island is covered by rock pools so swimming was particularly difficult. Getting back to Tongatapu was a little easier because we decided to fly in tiny 6 seater plane which is apparently the shortest commercial flight in the world (10 mins)!
Overall Tonga probably gets a thumbs ...