Thursday, 26 August 2010

Tonga, Islands in Paradise

New Zealand has sheep but Tonga wins the prize for the most pigs.  We love the pigs, so cute!
S/V Asolare ghosts past us on our first morning in Tongan waters.

Reef walking on Nuku island, Vava'u

Beach walking Kapa Island, Vava"u

Euaiki Island, Vavu'u.  A short stop before our overnight to the Ha'apai Group.

Three islands in the Ha'apai Group.  The volcanic, cone shaped island, Kao, is where the mutiny on the Bounty occurred.

Perfect waves, no crowd in sight.

Kelefesia Island.  Ashore is a fishing camp, occasionally used, plus healthy resident pigs and their piglets.

Kelefesia Island, Ha'apai Group

Tungua Island, Ha'apai Group.




Coconut grove, home of many pigs

Gerbera Daisy flowering in the Tongan winter sun

What was the name of that rugby team?

Tongan fan made of plant fiber and pearl shell
Polynesian double hull sailing canoe

Friday night races Neiafu harbour, Vava'u

Kelefesia Island, Ha'apai Group

Bristol Rose at anchor in Ha'apai Group, Tonga

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