Adventures of Solace

Paul and Gina Rae on board their yacht Solace, as they make their way around the world from San Francisco. Visit also our Web site & Paul's Boat Projects through the Home link to the right.

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Vavau-Tonga

19 October 2017
We had a rental car for a while and saw snippets of the island but most of Vavau is all about the water. After stocking up on fuel and provisions, we meandered off into some of the anchorages. We anchored in lagoons, off white sandy beaches, mangroves and next to breaking reefs. The water in the outer area is crystal clear and delightful to be in. We were in several anchorages where we didn’t even have to snorkel in the water, as the clarity from the boat was crystal clear. We watched whales, turtles, and dolphins, all without leaving the boat. We caught up with a few friends and ate out a few of the restaurants onshore. Neiafu is excellent for providing wonderful entertainment for the cruisers. One thing that surprised us though, is the number of boats here. There seems so many more than when we were here last time and anchoring in some places was a little tight. It was more difficult to find some of those out of the way places that we could have to ourselves but we did find a few. We enjoyed sundowners on a few beaches and BBQ’s ashore at Hunga Haven. But time to move south.
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Vessel Name: Solace
Vessel Make/Model: Hylas 44
Hailing Port: Santa Cruz, CA
Crew: Paul and Gina Rae
About:
Paul – In a previous life he was a diesel mechanic in the NZ Army for 6 years. Made a career shift to nursing and has remained in this field ever since. Has dabbled with sailing intermittently throughout the years with sailing courses and charters. [...]
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