At Anchor, Ha'ano Island

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Mon 30 May 2011 04:10
Position at 1600 Tonga Time: 19.40.3643S 174.17.4887W
Hi All,
Per the cunning plan we left Uoeleva Is this morning, and motored across to Lihfu Is to the entrance to the harbour of Pangai. There we anchored adjactent to the wreck of an old sailing ship and had a really good snorkel around. Not long after we got there about seven other boats from the rally joined us, so it was rush hour on the wreck site.
After lunch we sailed again and we are now well settled at anchor in a slightly rolly anchorage off Ha'ano Island, the orthernmost of the Ha'apai Group. Once dinner is over (Tomato and Salami Pasta - Yu'um...!) we will weigh again and make the 65 nm overnight passage to Nieafu, the port centre of Vava'U. Tomorrow promises to be busy with internal clearances for customs, immigration, some shopping, and most importantly catching up with my friend Bob (Bungy) Wiliams, who is presently on his return leg of a circumnavigation in his classic yacht "Sylph". Added to the mix is that it is Bob's birthday, so there may be some typo's in tomorrow's blog - Will let you know how it all goes.