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Date: 04 Sep 2009 10:24:31
Title: Kingdom of Tonga!! 18:39.613S 173:59.384W

At 07.05 local ships time we saw Vavau(northern Tonga islands) in heavy rainclouds.After 4 days in the ocean after Palmerston it was as usual such a good feeling to see land.The passage from Palmerston has been very demanding,with winds of galeforce,but above all,very confused and lumpy seas.On the SSB-radionet everymorning,we realised that the majority of cruisers remained in port during this time,waiting for a weatherwindow with better weather.The few cruisers being out in the ocean had the same experince as we had.
Nevertheless,we came to Neiafu at lunchtime,and managed to clear immigration and customs.We are now anchored in a bay with lot´s of "djunglesounds",no wind at all anymore,and a clear sky with fullmoon .Out of "la cuisine francaise"comes crepes,and redvine.How nice to eat dinner on a boat that is not moving.......

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