|Glassy water on departure|
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Upon our arrival in Tonga we checked in with the government officials at the capital city Nukualofa. Finally, we are clear to leave Tongatapu and sail to the more remote island group of Ha'apai. We go to Tongatapu, the capital city, to check into the Kingdom of Tonga. And we immediately apply for a 4 month visa extension. With our extension in hand we sailed off on the 23rd of July. Actually, the water was calm and no wind so we motored off. But, we were on our way.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
For quite some time Rich had been wanting to explore a newly formed volcanic island that was 30 miles away. I was in!!!! We were so outta there! The winds were favorable to sail back in 3 days but not for the outbound trip. We had to motor all the way . We left at 9 AM and arrived at 4:30 PM with enough light to move in close and look for a good anchoring location.