Our Adventure Timeline

September 2017

2017-08-20 Bike Ride in Ha’apai

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Tonga|

On a couple of occasions, we borrowed bikes from the Sandy Beach Lodge on Foa Island and rode to Pangai, a 14km distance on reasonable paved roads. This was a way to get to town to [...]

2017-08-30 Ha’apai Anchorages

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Tonga|

We visited a number of anchorages while we were in the Ha'apai. Nomuka Iki was a convenient day sail from Nuku'alofa and had a reasonable anchorage in normal trade wind conditions. We didn't get off [...]

2017-08-28 Ha’apai Fair

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Tonga|

The Ha'apai Agricultural, Fishing and Craft Fair was held in July.  Matafonua Lodge had several guests going, so a few of us yachties piled in the back of a pick up truck with the resort [...]

2017-09-04 Day Sails

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Tonga|

We were at the Matafonua Lodge anchorage and were heading to Pangai for a couple nights.  We thought it would be fun to invite Darren and Nina's three kids to join us for a short [...]

2017-08-31 Kiting at Matafonua

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Tonga|

In addition to beautiful setting for whale-swimming, diving, free-diving courses, paddle-boarding, windsurfing and dining, Matafonua Lodge had the added attraction of kite-boarding. Monty in the shallow gybatorium with Whistler in the background. [...]

2017-09-12 Blue Lagoon

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: 2017-Tonga|

No, not the Blue Lagoon featured in the movie, but the one in Tonga! We had spent the previous day sailing about 25 miles to check out a little "fair weather" anchorage off Mananita Island, [...]