At Anchor, Nuiatoputapu Harbour
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sat 18 Jun 2011 06:11
A generally quiet day, we moved anchorage to a small island which forms part of an inner lagoon in the harbour, and where we will be having a Tongan BBQ tomorrow afternoon/evening.
This morning we all went ashore to the 30th anniversay celebrations of the island's school - a new and quite impressive set of buildings which were obviously constructed by foreign aid after the 2009 Tsunmai. The Hihifo village end of the island also has a fresh water spring which we all went for a swim in, before returning to the boat mid-afternoon. Late in the afternoon the girls all went ashore to a craft demonstration of panadanus weaving which they enjoyed, coming back with frangipani Leis.
Tomorrow morning we will head into the catholic church service which is held at the school. It will all be in Tongan but I reckon the form will be straight out of the Vatican play book...
The weather for the passage to Fiji looks pretty good, so hopefully we should make a fairly quick passage, if we leave Monday morning we should be arriving Savu Savu on Thursday PM.
Until tomorrow, TTFN