Here we are fueling for departure from Tonga. S/V Fugue is along side.
Here's Madrona under sail on a beautiful day.
Well - it was a bit bumpy.
A day later we enter the pass into North Minerva Reef.
Laundry day at anchor inside the reef. It really was that blue!
Here's S/V Two Ticks and Fugue at anchor nearby.
You could really see where the reef line was!
Our neighbors to starboard.
Here's our "Dink" - called T.T. by the kids with our outboard "Buzzer."
It was Tamsyn's 9th Birthday. We celebrated with seven other boats aboard S/V Yolo who were nice enough to invite a crowd on board. How many people can claim a 9th birthday party at one of the most remote reefs on earth!
She loved her gifts. The wrap was made specifically for her in Tonga.
Bob from S/V Fugue says "Mine!"
Getting ready for the on the Trampoline.
Here's Liza from Two Ticks having a whack.
Tamsyn clobbering the poor thing - it didn't last long :-)
Here's the group. The sailboats represented were Madrona, Yolo (thanks!), Slip Away, Two Ticks, Fugue, Northern Rose, and Baroness. We had a great time.
Our little girl is growing up.
Griffyn has lost a front tooth! Arghhhh!
After almost a week enjoying Minerva it was time to go. Here we are threading the needle again.
On to New Zealand!