Those who follow know that most of the time we were in Tonga and American Samoa we were plagued with rain. We even frequently had morning showers in Savusavu. Since we arrived in Vuda point it has been very hot and sunny. What goes around comes around. Tonight we can hear thunder. Fair winds and following seas 🙂

Rain and more rain

Reboot has been caught here in the Kingdom of Tonga between several competing weather systems. The result is that we have had rain every day. There are brief periods of overcast. We use them to swim and visit the shore. Not only does this situation affect Vava u but also the weather for our planned transit to Fiji. So we are pretty much stuck until the weather changes without the advantage of being able to truly enjoy the islands. Although our situation is less than ideal I feel sorry for those who chartered for a one or two week. They too have been stuck in this weather but at far greater expense. We are hoping for a window on Monday to depart. Fair winds. and following seas 🙂

Hunga Lagoon and Resort

Here we are in Hunga Lagoon, Kingdom of Tonga. We are about 10 nm from our previous anchorage in Neiafu, Vava u. While no one would call Neiafu developed there are stores, restaurants, etc. Here in Hunga they don t need that stuff. There is a village (we will walk to it later) but everything here comes in by boat from Neiafu. We were fortunate to call the resort before we came, there are only three mooring balls and we got the last one. Dinghy dock – who needs a dinghy dock. There is a beach.The entrance was quite a treat. The charted entrance (the one that shows deep water) is wide enough to transit if you have helper wheels on both sides. The entrance used by everyone shows on the chart as foul. Of course it does. Instructions: (see photo below, note that since we are inside the passage instructions would be reversed.) Enter taking the little rock down your port side. This leaves 20 feet to port and 20 feet to starboard. When you pass the rock turn to 115 magnetic until the water ge