Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tonga's New Volcano - Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha'apai as the locals call it.

We were stuck in Tongatapu waiting for our visa extension. We get 30 days when we check into Tonga so we immediately file for a 4 month extension. Last year we applied and they took our passports and said come back in 3 days. This year they said to come back in 7 days! Ugghhhhh... That was horrible. We didn't want to sit outside of Big Mama's with nothing to do. So Rich said the weather is good to sail to Hunga Tonga and check out the newly formed volcano. I'm in!!!! We are so outta here. We left at 9 AM and arrived at 4:30 PM with enough light to get in and look for a good anchoring location.

The new volcano from above