Outrigging and public holidays


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June 30th 2016
Published: June 30th 2016
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As most of you know one of our favourite things is outrigger canoeing (one very good reason for being in the Pacific!). There is a very active club here that meets several times a week and has races on public holidays. Luckily for us in the 6 weeks we have been here we have had 3 public holidays. So some very fast races and I am developing excellent muscles. If I can develop half the muscles Tongans have I will be happy (and unbalanced).

A fabulous surprise last Sunday - there were 2 spots on an outrigger going across to Pangaimotu Island. Jan and I jumped at the chance and had a fabulous afternoon on a sandy beach jumping in the water; but no beers as we had to paddle back. Pangaimotu is known as either Big Mama's or the Tonga Yacht Club. And it is one places you are allowed to swim on Sundays!

Note: the sunken boat is not one of our canoes!


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