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... proved to be an undiscovered and unspoilt tropical paradise. It is with the greatest pleasure that we have finally returned to Vava’u, this time on our own yacht.
In many respects the intervening 24 years don’t appear to have been very kind to Tonga. Certainly the general infrastructure in Neiafu has deteriorated which is very sad. Tonga doesn’t have a “former Colonial Sponsor” like many of the other Island Groups do and as such ...
... up for our whale encounters. Yes, Google-Jen is also a Feeder! and very good at it. Everyone always looked forward to Cake O'clock in the afternoon!
Nossa, our Tongan skipper, was always smiling and laughing and he LOVED to drive his boat at warp eight! You've never experienced speed until you have been in a boat driven by Nossa. But he also knows where to find the whales. His brother Mika looks like a very big, ...
... one step forward, two steps back. The sails are all back on,( BIG thank you HUCK for picking up the genoa and RED for bringing it to Tonga from NZ for us) the mould is off walls, solar panels have been returned and rewired and things have been aired. Paul has been amazing getting the hull scraped. An massive metropolis had moved on to the bottom of our boat and not happy about being moved on. Larry and Sheri have looked ...
... with kayak, surfboard and snorkel gear. The water is clear but alas, there is very little sea life. What has not been plundered by big business is gleaned by the local community. All fish is expensive here and what is available locally is of poor quality. On passages, it is a too familiar sight to see large fishing vessels combing the seas. Where they come from is anyone's guess but they are definitely not owned by the governments or kingdoms of the surrounding isles.. ...
... our hands using them to scale to the top but it was the only way to go. Most were very secure but the odd one was very flimsy and quite precarious, but this added to the adventure and suspense of the day.
After a few solid hours of walking, scrambling and climbing we reached a wide plateau with caves and a small waterfall. The views were amazing but we were still a long way from the top. We continued on, slowing the pace right down to ensure each hand and foothold were secure ...