Day 353, Year 1: Quiet Day in Neiafu
Date: Friday, October 6, 2006
Weather: Cloudy, Rainy Day
Location: Port of Refuge, Neiafu, Vava’u Group, Tonga

I got in big trouble with my daughter Heather for “complaining” about the 78 degree F water temperature here, so I’m going to have to go easy with my descriptions of the beautiful weather. No problem with that today. We woke up to cloudy skies and then the rain began. It looks like we might have this kind of weather for the next couple of days, so we’ll just kick back and get some of the indoor projects we have been working on completed. I am still working on Samoa pictures and Mark is reading and rereading everything he can get his hands on about weather and the passage to New Zealand. It was actually very nice to have a day off and I enjoyed it tremendously.

Mid-afternoon we visited the ‘Utualonggu Market again and then went to a place called the Aquarium. This is an internet cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and arranges dive and whale trips. There is also a shop with local crafts there. It is just next door to the Moorings and is very close to where we are moored, so it is very convenient. We did internet weather research and uploaded pictures from Samoa to the website. I am still not finished naming all of the Samoa folders, but it feels good to get a few folders uploaded each day.

We had a quiet dinner back here on Windbird tonight. Not much else to report. If the weather stays like it is now, we will probably have a repeat day tomorrow. If it clears, we are going to an out island. We’ll report in on that decision tomorrow evening.

061006 Day 353 Tonga, Vava’u– ‘Utualonggu Market in Neiafu