19 January 2014 | 02 21.241'S:105 37.595'E, between Bangka and Sumatra
10 January 2014 | 02 44.5'S:111 43.9'E, Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo)
07 January 2014 | 06 59.103'S:114 07.199'E, East end of Madura, Eastern end of Java, Indonesia
24 December 2013 | 08 30.473'S:116 01.389'E, Lombok, Indonesia
19 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
14 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
06 December 2013 | 08 31.113'S:119 52.065'E, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
05 December 2013 | 08 23.583'S:120 02.972'E, Flores Sea
04 December 2013 | 07 57'S:120 49'E, Flores Sea
03 December 2013 | 07 16.0'S:122 11.7'E, Bone Rate, Indonesia
02 December 2013 | 06 03.9'S:124 08'E, Wakatobi, Indonesia
01 December 2013 | 04 54.932'S:126 13.158'E, The Banda Sea
30 November 2013 | 3 42.134'S:128 10.149'E, Ambon City
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Melissa's Garden, Raja Ampat, Papua
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Raja Ampat
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Banda Neira
18 November 2013 | 1 53.459'S:129 43.990'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
18 November 2013 | 1 13.245'S:129 45.069'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
17 November 2013 | 0 26.578'S:130 26.639'E, Raja Ampat
10 November 2013 | 0 57.185'S:130 40.136'E, Raja Ampat
Is it time to post again?
09 November 2012 | 18 39.117'S:173 59.182'W, Neiafu, Vava'u Tonga
We are still in the Vava'u group of islands in Tonga. We've been here just short of a month now. It has been a nice lazy time to hang out with lots of other yachting friends. Though everyone is getting itchy to head to New Zealand, and many boats have already left for New Zealand. It is an interesting place. The people are nice and friendly--but it is very third world in most respects. The Tongans tend to dress fairly traditionally, but not exclusively.
We've enjoyed going to a Tongan feast, and exploring a number of the islands. No Kava yet. We have however, spent a fair bit of time in places that serve pizza, burgers and beer :). Fortunately, it is mostly a pretty inexpensive place to hang out.
A pretty nasty low went through this past week so we headed into town to sit on a mooring. And now we are about to head back out to the pretty parts again and do a bit more swimming, snorkeling, diving etc. Stephen and Rivers recently completed their open water scuba certifications, so we'll probably do a bit of diving with them over the next couple of days.
The picture is of one of the markets a short distance from the boat. Lovely pineapples And the rest isn't bad either.