FAFA Island, Tonga – 27 December 2008

I left the last entry early as I began to nod off. After our arrival we got ready for a much needed dip in the South Pacific. Our fale is also called Fau – I am unsure of the meaning but I may ask this morning at breakfast. It faces due west, making it perfect for sunsets, however we napped through yesterdays, catching the final glimpse of la luz (light).

Looking back at yesterday…despues nos bañamos en el mar, comimos almuerzo. Lo era irrisoria porque pedimos para cuatro platos para dos personas. Pero los platos eran pequeños y el camarero creó que hemos tenido una viaje larga. En realidad la razon para tener más comida era por nosotros tenemos hambre. Estamos creciendo chicos! (after we bathed ourselves in the sea, we ate lunch. They laughed a little for asking for four plates with two people. But, the plates were small and the waiter knew we had had a long trip. In reality, la reason for more foods – yes I wrote foods – is simply because we are hungry. We are growing boys!).

En la tarde dimos un paseo por la playa, así vernos toda la isla bonita. (in the afternoon we took a walk along the beach, that is how we saw the beautiful island for ourselves). The high tide surrounded half of the shoreline and much of our journey was spent on rocks and in the water. we then enjoyed an afternoon rest.

Dinner was nice, enjoying some Red Snapper. The portions are ok but nothing major, maybe we are used to eating too much. Después ceno pedimos para dos coconuts de quito a nuestro fale (After we ate dinner we asked for two coconuts that fell at our fale). Then we placed some of our ‘export quality’ Smirnoff 50% alcohol content inside, this is my favourite fresh coconut juice and Vodka! Afterwards it was off to la tierra de los sueños (the land of dreams).

This morning – now that we’re up to date – has been nice, hace calor (it is hot)! The weather is amazing and desayuno estaba fantastico (breakfast is fantastic). I really want to go snorkelling but my friend is hesitant, to say the least. After lunch I will definitely go. I swam beyond the seaweed that surrounds the sandy shore and saw a small amount of orange coral. I wonder what lies out there, tropical fish and colourful coral is where my assumptions lead.

On a final note we have been leaving our coconuts for the birds. I’m not sure if you are supposed to do this but they are mostly natural. Although last night’s alcohol filled fruits probably left a few waterhens sick and staggering 😮


Published by Paul - Brain Injured and Traveller in one.

The World is an amazing place filled with adventure, awe and excitement. As a child I dreamt that I would see every country, every crevice of the globe. And now? Now I continue to fulfil that dream...I would like to share that journey with you in some small part...

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