Hanging in Tonga
The reason for this sudden increased pace is that I got accepted to a Maritime School in Bodø in Norway … and it started 3 weeks ago. I am in other words very late. As luck would have it, they have given me a delayed start date, so I will start there October 18th. This gives me a little over a month and a half to get to Australia with the boat and myself back to Norway. So now we are doing the expedited tour of the western part of the South Pacific, but I get ahead of myself: Tonga.
When we cast off from the Customs and Immigration dock in Vava’u and made our way over to the mooring field, I noticed a guy waving frantically on land. It was Mads from Go Beyond. As soon as I found his boat I also saw Quartermoon. It dawned on me that it would be a messy evening. Again I am very thankful that few pictures survive to tell the tale of debauchery and drunkenness. We started the evening at the Giggling Whale and Thirsty Turtle, where we ate together with a large group of people and enjoyed a traditional Tongan dance show.
We spent the next 2 days getting ready to set off for vanuatu. When we had resupplied and filled our watertanks, we sailed over to the tiny island mala, where we anchored and chilled out. There’s a beautiful resort on mala where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast and a spot of internetting.