Time to leave warm and beautiful Tonga.
We really enjoyed the Vavau group archipelago. Arriving there both Erik and I said “Höga kusten”!
Yes, several views reminded us of nice sailing areas back home in Sweden.
Now I also know where our so popular Christmas flower “julstjärnan” lives free. It is in Tonga (I have never seen it growing in the wild before).
Love comes easily in recognition. Maybe the Höga kusten and julstjärne –feelings helped us to love Tonga?
Also now that the temperature is much more comfortable makes life more easy.
However, we liked Tonga and Vavau very much.
Next time we will also give the other archipelago’s (Ha’apai group and Tongatapu group) in Tonga a chance as well!
Out at sea, we new it should be rough with strong winds and big swell.
And it is. Swells of around 4 metres and wind between 20-30 knots (kuling in Swedish).
This is a relative short crossing of about 280 Nm. We easily do this two handed, but yes, we are effected by the rolling..
It takes energy from you.
Pia & Erik