Sunday rest

Yesterday the wind turned to the west and will stay like this for a few days and we sailed 6 miles to a motu with an anchorage that gives good shelter from the west. The entrance through the reef into the lagoon off Motu Atata is a bit tricky, but we planned it with the help of SAS planet (satellite pictures) and found a nice, sandy spot.

Atata is a pretty palmfringed island just off the coast of Tongatapu and there’s one small resort in the South where we are anchored and a little village up North. Today is Sunday and we heard singing from the church this morning, but we’re anchored far enough from the motu to be hidden from curious eyes, so we dared to do some laundry, despite the strict rules about Sunday rest ;-)

The westerly wind brought pleasantly warm air with it and for once it’s warm enough to sunbath on deck and go swimming without goose bumps. According to the Tongan homepage men should wear long shorts for swimming and women long shorts and shirts, but out here we can just hop in with swim pants/bikini bottom.

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