Off to get fuel this am. Treated the family and staff of Big Mamas to a huge BBQ feast last night for being so good to us during our stay here. Wonderful time had by all. Same count of dogs before and after dinner, a good sign.
There is lots to tell but that will have to go into the blog. 8 yachts here now, many looking at the next high for the passage to NZ, we will probably hang a while longer.
For cruisers we have learned Marsden Cove, Town Basin and Bridge Control have changed channels to VHF 18 from the previous 64 and Coast Guard has moved to 05, please spread the word. Looking now for a passage window that will offer fast sailing down to NZ over the next couple of weeks.
Looking for a weather window to NZ that will allow a fast passage over the next couple of weeks.
One super yacht with c/w chopper has come and gone, not usual Tonga visitors the super yachts. No petrol at all and rationed fuel up in Vavau putting a strain on locals as well as yachts and all things motorized. The King of Tonga was here at Pangaimotu swimming and using a hooka and hanging out with Earl who grew up with him. We are working on the invitation for Their Majesties the King and Queen of Tonga to visit us in Canada which Earl will present for us. A western rural setting and some time in real cowboy country are reportedly on the Royal bucket list. What a guest group that would be.
Five yachts here at the moment, all planning for NZ at some point. All good here in the warm, actually in the Hot.
Photo of last night's cloud formation, very cool.
No radio coms here so no GHR weather, crap just when we need it most! No net participation either so we will focus on preparing for the passage South. Not really ready to leave the tropics just yet but the seasons rule and time to go. Our good friend David departed today for Auz after a wonderful month of cruising the Yasawas. Ok time to focus on preparations and watching weather.
Believe it or not we are underway after a great time in Savusavu. We are traveling in a small Canadian flotila of A-TRAIN, Spirare and Whistler. Headed NE in light easterlies, mostly clear skies Bar 1011 up 2.
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