Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tonga Bound!

Date: August 7th, 2014
18° 45' S 172° 26' W
Water Temp: 77.0
Distance to go: 140

I left Niue yesterday morning, bound for Neiafu, Vava'u Group, Tonga. Niue was a wonderful stop, and I stayed there just over two weeks. Niue is beautiful, the people are all very friendly, there is lots of good hiking, renting bicycles is easy, the food is good, people speak English - it was an easy play to hang out and I loved being there. I also had a chance to hang out with Carol and Livia of Estrellita, a boat I have been following for quite some time. They are also from the Pacific Northwest. We've crossed paths briefly several times and circumstances seemed always to get in the way, but not this time. They're awesome.

After two weeks I felt that I had seen enough of Niue to carry on, I'm really curious about my next destination, Tonga. I'm hoping I can find a decent internet connection in Tonga so that I can upload some pictures from Niue to the blog, the internet on Niue was super slow - but inexpensive!

All is well here. I'll drop another note a day or two after my arrival in Tonga.

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  1. Good passage to Tonga. It will be cool to cross the dateline over water and to find yourself "tomorrow" from one second to the next! :)

  2. I loved Marie's comment as I hadn't realized you'd cross the dateline. That happened to me when I went to Japan, so happy deja vu! So glad you had a break with English. We native speakers always yearn for the 'mother' tongue! Can't help it. It's built in! Happy days. looking forward to more pictures. xox Mum