Niue - where on earth is that?

Thu 5 Jun 2014 10:55
30th May 2014


This "never heard of it" island is self-governing with a population approaching 1,500 and lies between Tonga and the Cook Islands.  Low lying and volcanic, it's a friendly place.

Everyone here is happy!  There is full employment thanks to the Island Government (which seems to employ anyone who hasn't got a job - now up to 55% of the island's working population, we are told).

Having virtually no beaches restricts the tourist industry but there's great diving, snorkelling and rock formations…..

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Deputy blogger enjoying archway heaven.

Razor sharp volcanic rock is uninviting ….


But we found a little oasis hidden by high volcanic walls - quite extraordinary ….

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We caught our first Dorade - a beautiful gold colour

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The problem with Niue - if you have a boat - is that there is no outer reef.  This means that the anchorage is badly affected by the ocean swell.  In other words Hebe rolled around all night like a drunk boxer.  Result - four very tired and grumpy people.  So being resourceful types we checked into a resort hotel leaving Hebe to roll alone.

Sunset at our Resort Hotel ….

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Next stop Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga (doesn't that sound good!)

Signing off ……. Your Deputy Blogger.
(Janie is back in a few days so the Blogs will improve again.)

Andrew Lax
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