Cooks, Niue & Tonga Aug'06 - Oct'06

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Approaching Rarotonga To our surprise, the little harbour of Rarotonga was fulluy occupied by foreign yachts Black Rock, a holy place for the indigenous inhabitants
The lush interior of Rarotonga Church life dominates the Cook Islands Exploring the island by scooter
Niue Island
The anchorage is an open roadsted, exposed to all winds, excepts easterlies Customs clearance "al Fresco" Dinghies are taken out with a special lift to protect them from the violent surge
Incredible coastline One of the many chasms of Niue Canoe garage
A forest of sharp coral peaks    

Kingdom of Tonga

About a 100 yachts anchored in Neiafu harbour, Vava'u group.. Happy hour at the Vava'u yacht club Tonga inhabits over 80.000 pigs
A sailing paradise with many well sheltered anchorages
House in Neiafu Tonga, center of the world?
Patty with husband and grandchild village on Pangai motu, Vavau group Royal residence in Pagai, Hapai group
Maria, shaving the piglets. Homecoming diner for her son. Prestine beaches in the Hapai group
Children in the Hapai group Wreck on Numuka iki, Hapai group Market in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Protesting in front of parliament house in Nuku'alofa mourning cloths at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa
Flying foxes or fruitbats Harry and Abby watching the blowholes on Tonga Tapu Ancient royal tombes on Tonga Tapu