So far for us this year has very slowly, indeed Valerie has been under the weather therefore these last days have been mellow onboard. However we had not moved Letitgo for a month now and we felt it was time to escape the city for the outer island, and give our new anchor its first splash!
The mood has been somber in Neiafu due to the death of a 17 year old boy during the grand jubilee after the Prince Ball the one we attended a few days back. This is a good reminder that our intuition to leave early was a good one, you really have to feel those events and push the escape bottom on time.
So after a little provisioning, we sailed away to the island of Nuapapu. This will probably bring some reminiscence to one of our particular reader as they spent a good amount of time here a few years back. Anne we will try to see where the two sisters are now! We have already spoken to the government representative and promised him to bring your book…
City center of a well-tended village 154 people live here.
Gardens and flowers everywhere makes it very hospitable.
A little pre church kava, and we are not the ones to say no.
For our friends in Futuna, this is what modernisation look like: One coconut per person, ladle to pour it and plastic tub to prepare it, where is the world going if hygiene consideration enters the ceremonial.
As we have entered a new year there is a mess at 5am and one at 6pm for the first week.
Our first feast of the year, not pig this time our diet is safe!
The chief of the village wanted to have his photo taken with his family for posterity, we obliged.
A close up of the flower crown, very impressive work which undoubtedly takes hours to make.
Just for the aficionados here is the P202 Bougainville frigate from the Tongan Navy.