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... to the islands high point at the far north of the island and fantastic views over the cliff edge and out across the pacific. A fitting end to our day.Eua was a real experience and definitely off the ‘beaten track’ but after the second gas escape into our lodge room we decided that perhaps we weren’t quite so intrepid and left earlier than intended back to Tongatapu and the bright city lights! Well, lights and roads anyway. ...
We had two more lazy sea days on the way to Tonga. We also lost a day. On the way to Tahiti we had two March 23s and 24ths. On the way to Tonga we lost April 7. Too bad if your birthday was April 7. You miss out until next year.
I managed to fail miserably at an attempt at cricket and in the process scored the craziest bruise (and egg) you can imagine on my wrist. About as round as a cricket/tennis ball not surprisingly
... in the coral reef which was beautiful, as our tour guide went for lunch. Such a lovely, relaxing few hours!! We then had one more stop on the way back to the ship at the famous blowholes which were holes in the rocks by the sea and when the waves came in the holes sucked the water in and blew it up really high, quite exciting. Finishing the day by a spot of sunbathing and a few drinks as we sailed away from the amazing pacific ...
Jet lag appears to have gone away! Edward, a very nice and friendly tongan taxo driver in his 60-70s, picked us up and drove us to the Seaview lodge where we spent the night. Nuku'alofa -- small, abandoned-look city, plastic garbage everywhere, street dogs and a handful of restaurants opened, the rest...closed (out of season) Ate some good sushi in a more modern place where the non tongans gather and chat, drink beer and have ...
... surrounded by a big dirty city and you exit directly into the building.
Anyway, after clearing immigration and customs, I was met outside of terminal by one of my hosts, Solomona Tonga. Yes, his name is Tonga, and he doesn't know how the family got that name. But it does make you wonder if his family is Royalty. This country, like Thailand is all into the Kings and Royalty big time. Up until a few years ago, they were ...