2016-07 Tonga

June 2016- Opua to Tonga We left New Zealand for the second time on June 13th, not a Friday, fortunately.  Dolphins accompanied us out of Opua. We had a reasonable passage.  We ran the engines for part of the time in lighter winds, but that was preferable to having high winds and big seas!  We [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|2016-Tonga|21 Comments

2016-07-22 Vava’u Anchorage Sampler

Since Brad Johnson’s visit with us, we repeated a few anchorages and have tried some new ones.  Monty said it is like picking which mountain to ski or which run for the best powder!  The one for the kiting,  the one for snorkelling, the one with the potluck on the beach or the one with [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|2016-Tonga|4 Comments

2016-08-05 Whale Swim

We were enticed by the well-advertised whale swimming tours.  We went with Mounu Island Resort.  Alan picked us up from the boat in Anchorage 15 which was a bonus. We caught up with a few "heat runs", with 4 or 5 males chasing a female, but they were moving so fast, we could not swim [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|2016-Tonga|6 Comments