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We spent a few weeks in Fulanga, enjoying the strange landscape of this raised atoll and the friendly people. The little island in the southern Lau group is a popular place, no less than 120 yachts came here in 2022, but in November we had the lagoon just to ourselves.

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1/30: The pass into Fulanga is narrow, but not difficult in the right conditions (wind with current).
2/30: Inside awaits a strange wonderland: the atoll of Fulanga was raised at some point, leaving the former coral heads sticking out as islands!
4/30: Inside the protected lagoon dozens of pretty anchorages wait to be explored.
7/30: We visited the main village Moana-i-cake to present our sevusevu (guest present).
8/30: The village is very basic, but prettily made up.
9/30: Headman Miji inspected our paperwork.
10/30: Like many islanders, he's a carver.
11/30: The women weave mats, baskets and hats.
12/30: We were invited to lunch with our host family and Mata made Roti for us!
13/30: We had a picnic in the garden of our host family Mata and Maika.
14/30: The cats and dogs of Fulanga are playful and not shy at all--always a good sign :-)
15/30: Maika took us to one of the old burial sites in a cave, but he couldn't explain when or how the skulls were put there. Nothing is known of the culture here before the missionaries arrived and made an end to it.
16/30: Together with the Tabu committee we got the villagers together to discuss sustainable fishing.
17/30: Of course our regular boat jobs had to go on despite the spectacular setting: home office on Pitufa.
18/30: While Christian did several days of winch maintenance...
19/30: ...I sanded and painted the hatch of our fore cabin.
20/30: We got the kayak out and explored around the lagoon.