THE KINGDOM OF TONGA AND THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE February 5th 2011 En route from Tahiti to Tonga we crossed the 180˚ meridian of longitude which is called the International Date Line. When it is crossed going west a day is lost in the process. When it is crossed going east then the same day is repeated. As we are steaming west, we lost Feb 2. Our date on the ship jumped from Feb 1 to Feb 3 overnight. We had no Wednesday, no Groundhog Day, and people who cel ... read more
Oceania » Tonga » Tongatapu The archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of... ... read more
Greetings and salutations from us to you in this new decade. We both love the Roman for 2020—MMXX.
We are happily ensconced in our home located on the west coast of Florida. We also spend time in California on our boat Mana. In many ways we left our hearts in San Francisco. For the year 2020 we intend to write about and photograph our upcoming activities. They is, depending on COVID-19!
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