At Anchor, Atata Is, Tongtapu Group
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Mon 23 May 2011 05:36
Position at 1800 Tongan Standard Time (-13) 21.01.8124S 175.16.4428W
Slight delay in getting this posted due to me managing to lock ourselves out of the satphone, and having to wait until Monday US time to get a PUK Code. Might write that one down for future reference...
We have had several really good days at Pangimotu Is, but we have now left and are on the way to the Ha'apai Group. Last Night we had an excellent tuna dinner with Phil, Helen and Chris off "Dolce Vita", and we enjoyed their company immensly once again. Today we had an early start getting Allan and Angus ashore to Nuku 'Alofa with John and Lynne in "Windflower" - it has been a pretty full on month with them onboard, and we are sad to see them go. We then had to collect the last of our fuel, head across to Nuku'Alofa to clear customs (internally within Tonga) and pick up the last of our supplies.
The next few days willl see us making our way slowly north to the Vava'u Group, where we will meet up with my friend Bob Williams who is on the homeward leg of a circumnavigation in his yacht "Sylph". We should see him sometime next week.
Anyway, dinner is on the able, so TTFN!