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We have been in Vava’u Tonga for over a month now. We try to avoid town, spending most of our time in one of the many anchorages. One of our best finds is an anchorage in front of Reef Resort. It is a wonderful place and we have gotten to know Josef and Renate quite well. They are former cursers who now have two resorts in Tonga. Josef is a chef by trade, and we have had some of our best meals in a very long time. Liliane treated Renate (an exchange). Difficult to pull up the anchor.
We have done some diving ( it is really nice being able to fill or own tanks now), the best being Swallows Cave. It is a popular site to visit, most people just dinghy into the cave. However if you jump in, it is full of fish just below the surface. They surround you. Really neat. Just outside the entrance, the underwater wall drops vertical also making a nice dive spot. Liliane took a nice video of a clown fish family.
Other activities, Tonga feast with Paul and Mary (Bella Via, also from Canada), some sewing projects, and of course snorkelling just about every day. Life is tough.
We also helped fix the moorings on Lape Island with Paul from Bella Via. They were put in as an aid project by New Zealand but were istalled incorrectly. One mooring chaffed through and detached. Liliane and I dove on the five moorings over a two day period reshakling them. All ok now.
Getting anxious to move on. We want to meet up with our good friends Bob and Elaine on Pipistrelle who are currently in the Ha’api Group, which is about 70 miles south of us. Still planning to go east to Niue for August, then on to Fiji.