Polynesia - Tonga - Fiji

Tonga and Fiji

We have had a lovely time in Tonga and have now moved to Fiji where we will leave BriZo and return to the UK for a few months.

Tonga and Fiji are remarkably different, Tonga is quiet and very poor relying to an extent on world aid. There are many islands to visit but there is little on them other than a few Tongans if any. (well what do you expect).

Fiji is a mix of very quiet islands, some almost atoll like, but the main island is a little more industrious and they still harvest and export sugar. There is a mix of native Tongans and Indians originally imported labour to work the sugar and now many running businesses. There is now also a thriving tourist industry with many visitors to the main islands from New Zealand and Australia only a few hours flight away. Its low cost here - the lowest we have seen since leaving St Lucia in the Caribbean.

We really like it here - so much so we now plan to return in 2015 to visit the many outer islands. We retuned home to a glorious UK summer in June 14 and a busy period of work, cathing up with friends and family. Most importantly Logan the new Grandson was born 10 days after getting home (as planed) and we had a great time with our now 2 year old grandson Reuben. We return to Fiji in October 2014.

 

 

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Bora B to Tonga map
Bora B to Tonga map

Tahiti to Tonga via Suwarrow and Nuie. Some largish legs and each without the Genoa which was frustrating. But Suwarrow and Nuie were each not to be missed.

Tongan Dancer at the Botanic garden
Tongan Dancer at the Botanic garden

A troop of young dancers was the finishing activity in a busy Botanic Garden tour on the coast.

Goodbye to Seaduced
Goodbye to Seaduced

We first met in Bermuda one night then later during Hurricane Sandy finally hitting Atlanta with us just a hundred miles or so either side of it and Seduced lucky not to be lost in the worst area New York. We have then sailed on and off together for thousands of miles. We are unlikely to cross paths again for at least a year, other than at the UK boat show in September !

Bora B to Tonga map
Bora B to Tonga map

Tahiti to Tonga via Suwarrow and Nuie. Some largish legs and each without the Genoa which was frustrating. But Suwarrow and Nuie were each not to be missed.

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