Kingdom of Tonga

After sailing for 5 days from Palmerston to Tonga, we crossed the International Dateline. We sailed throughout Friday and our night watches to have the sun rise on a Sunday. No one will bring us back that missing Saturday. We had been 12 hours behind Barcelona time and now we are 11 hours ahead.
We have been in Tonga for 2 weeks now and will publish soon.

Tras cinco días de travesía cruzamos la línea del cambio de día , es decir que acabamos de saltarnos un día y ahora vamos 11 horas por delante de España, versus 12 horas atrás. Llevamos ya casi dos semanas en el reinado de Tonga.

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Lumbaz lying at the customs dock in Neiafu being cleared into Tonga.
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Vava’u has great farmers and it shows in the market.
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Buying breadfruit for lunch.
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The market in Neiafu is a real social gathering.

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Having dinner at La Paella in Tapana Island with Maria and Eduardo, who sailed from Spain to Tonga 26 years ago.
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Snorkeling Mariner’s Cave
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in 10 m depth
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Anemone fish all over the place.
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Checking out the beaches.
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Tonga has some picture perfect anchorages and beaches.
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On saturdays there is dancing going on in the market.

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The Banyan Tree to display the garment.
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colors
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Palm leaves instead of plastic: eco baggage.
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Under the umbrella, after tapa the most used accesory in Tonga.
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Participating in the Vava’u Regatta, did well 1/3 of the race, ended up trying not to be the last ones…….
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…but the girls won the prize of the biggest caught fish underway.
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It has been a very fun week, organized by Opua and Whangarai in New Zealand.
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Waking up, what is up, what is down?
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After school we met some students who wanted to see the boat.
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Kaungâme’a, best friends.
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Got invited to a performance in a local school, organized from the parents and teachers.
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We got to share dances and lunch.
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Necklaces, tapa and local food. Tongan’s are a very welcoming and friendly people.
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Kids performance dressed in tapa.
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Teachers and parents helping out.
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The boys performed a New Zealand Haka….
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…and the girls beautiful polynesian dances….
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…and we got to dance as well. Olé
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We got to see the school.
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The children showed us around.
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2 thoughts on “Kingdom of Tonga

  1. dickweitz October 20, 2014 / 8:16 am

    Love the photo’s! Who is the photographer? The quality of the shots is outstanding!

  2. Marianne LAZARIEW November 6, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    Félicitations pour votre aventure, votre reportage et votre partage ! Je diffuse auprès de notre famille LAZARIEW et amis DU CAMP OREL votre école de la vie !!! Vos enfants sont magnifiques. vous réalisez votre passion ! BRAVO !

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