Seeking refuge from the southerly swell, we sailed north about 30 miles. We hooked a few fish on the way.
It was not our first stop at this anchorage off Uonukuhihifo and Uonukuhahaki in the Ha’apai Group. We were hoping the islands would give us some better protection from the southerly swell and they did.
In Tongan, nuku means assemble, hihifo means west and hahake means east. You can see the reasoning in that. We visited these islands a couple times in 2017. This time, we had the company of three or four familiar yachts, Halcyon 7, Saltheart, Malakite and, after these images were taken, Midnight Sun.
We took advantage of the calm sunny afternoon again by snorkelling the coral bommies just west of the anchorage. We found a nice array of healthy corals and small fish. Bigger fish like parrotfishes and triggerfish were around but disappeared quickly under cover when they saw us. This area is regularly fished by locals.
Tofanga is in the background. We found out (too late) we should have gone to the northern end of that island for launching and kiting. Next time!
Next stop, Pangai to check in and wait for a trough to pass.
Hi guys, Stewart is 100% correct – we are all living vicariously through your blogs … and lovin’ it!! Great to hear what you are up to. Brad
It looks so beautiful! The pictures are fantastic. A part of the world I have never seen and would like to get to at some point. Safe travels!
Monty is very happy to hear from you! Let us know when you are in this neck of the woods.
Oh my – what stunning photos! Breaking wave is my favourite but every single one has us city bound folks drooling! Amazing adventure.. keep those blogs coming!
Thanks, Holly. How is your golf game and how are tourneys going? Miss you!
Nicey !! Repeating myself but awesome photos….