Adventures of Whistler

October 21, 2019

Kiting in Wallis

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: 2019-Wallis|

The weather in Wallis for the first two weeks had not been “flash”. Numerous troughs bringing cloudy conditions, frequent squalls, heavy downpours and gusty high winds had battered the island. With all the rain, it [...]

September 18, 2019

Wallis Territory Day Celebrations

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: 2019-Wallis|

On July 29th, Wallis & Futuna celebrate Territory Day marking the anniversary of the 1961 signing of the agreement between France and Wallis & Futuna.  It was a big event so we attended with Mark [...]

Wallis Island Tour

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: 2019-Wallis|

We decided to take advantage of an improving weather forecast and do a land tour of Uvea, the main island of Wallis. Muddling through in French with the rental agency, we booked a small SUV [...]

Spotted Eagle Rays in Wallis

By |September 7th, 2019|Categories: 2019-Wallis|

We heard there were a few good snorkel spots so we set out to explore them. In calm conditions, Devil's Hole was about 12 minutes by dinghy from the anchorage off Ile Fugalei. It was [...]

Arrival at Wallis

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: 2019-Wallis|

Why Wallis? We wanted to experience something different from Tonga and Fiji, geographically and culturally. We also heard there were some kiteboarding spots. Where is Wallis? The island group sits in the South Pacific around [...]

August 10, 2019

Foa Island, Ha’apai Group

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: 2019-Tonga|

We waited in a safe, sandy anchorage off Ha'apai Beach Resort near Pangai for a couple of nasty troughs to pass through. Buckets of rain fell and gale-force winds briefly whipped up. Whistler's Anchor Watch [...]