Church! On a Sunday!

Southern Princess
John & Irene Hunt
Sun 15 Jun 2008 23:07
18:45S 174:41W
Sunday June 15th, 2008 saw us all go to the Catholic Church in Neiafu, Vava'u to listen to the singing. It was fantastic with the choir and the congregation singing to ever new heights as they harmonised and sang beautifully. The sermon was in Tongan as were all the songs however several of them we recognizable from my childhood and while the words were different the tunes were familiar.
Monday 06:30 we slipped the mooring lines and in company with Storyteller & Kealoha headed for Lautoka, Fiji about 3 and a bit days a way. The wind is not as forecast and instead of a broad reach, we have the nearly aft and with only the mainsail up we are motoring downwind at 8 knots rocking & rolling. Bloody awful way to sail.
Looking forward to Fiji, as Gabby, Richard and our two grandchildren Hudson & Cooper arrive for a 10 day visit. Hudson will be just turned 4 and Cooper 11 months. This will be our first visit with Cooper and we can't wait.
Noon to day saw us abeam LATE ISLAND and about 40nm down range from Neiafu.
Irene and I are on our own for this trip so it will be 2 on and 2 off for the next few days.