This morning I took my constitutional walk into town. Found the internet was not working, bought a fresh loaf of bread and returned to Truce in time for smoko.
At eleven I caught the boat out to Pangaimotu Island. This is a small island with a resort, Big Mamas Yacht Club, that is a popular stop for visiting yachtsmen, having a sheltered anchorage from the prevailing winds. When I arrived at the island I walked all the way around – it only takes forty minutes if you walk slowly. Then I ventured into the water for a snorkel around the ship wreck close offshore. A mass of tropical fish down below, very pretty.
After all the excursion, it was time for lunch – fish with chips and salad. Beautiful fresh fish, simple yummy food washed down with a couple of cold Heineken’s. So nice to be sitting on a peaceful island, a contrast to Nuku’alofa which is only ten minutes away.
After lunch I walked around the island again before finding a spot to have an afternoon siesta. After an hours peaceful sleep I awoke in time to take the boat back to Nuku’alofa and Truce.
So, an enjoyable day out. The weather was overcast all day with a cool breeze so it didn’t get too hot. I am still waiting on a weather window to sail to New Zealand. It still looks mixed up with another low charging across the Tasman, a couple more days to wait yet.