Niue by Van - 2

An Early Start on Niue by Van – Day Two
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We met on the quayside this morning at six and set off for the village festival. En route we saw this rather splendid war memorial.
 
 
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Unbelievable, every single house around it was cyclone wrecked, uninhabited and ‘one careful owner’ material, but most amazingly – the grass is well tended and cut.
 
 
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After the festival, Karl directed Bear down a track. He left us in the van to go in search of a cave – Ummmm no, dead end.
 
 
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This was the last we saw of him for an hour and a half. Mmmm, just as well we had a bottle of rose with us.
 
 
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Just pretty lighting.
 
 
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Nice to see a tropicbird or two.
 
 
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Coasters Camping looked a little ‘for the rugged only’.
 
 
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We loved the bee on the grave of Manetoaki.
 
 
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A classic.
 
 
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A very simple, but very smart little church.
 
 
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After our wonderfully posed ‘One Careful Owner’, we introduced Karl to the Family Pile-On. Sitting in the back with Sofia and Blake, I learned that Karl had very ticklish feet, nuff said, plan time. Everyone had their stations. Sofia shoulders. Blake beating with a leaf. Becky chest. Me ballast and tickler. Bear cameraman. Is my bum really that big ??? Sadly, yes dear. Oh. The three minute limit set couldn’t come quick enough for Karl...........
 
 
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We checked out our destination for tomorrows lunch and snorkel. Avatele.
 
 
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Last thing we stopped for an ice cream. Fakamolemole nakai maekeke ke kaitalalofa means sorry no credit allowed. Completely unable to learn this language, it does seem simpler to pay cash....... In the queue with us was a little chap.
 
 
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Little people take over. After a little study, ready to go, very tired bears.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL INCREDIBLE WHAT YOU CAN FIT IN A DAY