Vava´u . Northern Tonga

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Tue 13 Aug 2013 05:21
18 41 26 S 174 01 48 W
We arrived this evening at 6 pm after a 36 hr sail from Niaatuputapu . Fortunately misssed the squalls .Did not land at previous island because of difficulty in changing currency for the customs. Several boats we new .They had suffered a bit on the passage -2 days and very roly. (thats h rassy for you)
First impression of Tonga -it´s stunning . Very sheltered , clear water , vegetation changing from tropical to maritime temporate .