Friday, December 26, 2014

Windy in Tonga -

We are pretty steadily around 20 knots!  It has been like this for almost 3 weeks now, so there has been no shortage of power. The windmills are screaming!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Boating with Kids -

We are getting much better at maneuvering with Intrepid and Integrity as the main doers, Innocence as a helper where needed, Vitality and Valiant in a naked role that they have kind of developed themselves, and me in more of a supervisory role.

The meals are even getting better with Innocence loving cooking, and enjoying making decisions as to what we are going to have. Her basic rule of thumb is that there need to be four different types of food since there are four hot pads on the table! We should only have three hot pads if we are only making three dishes!

It is supposed to be getting super hot down here, but we are still finding the water to be cool! It is 78 degrees, but with a breeze you actually feel cool. They say though that the water is going to get a lot warmer. And with the warm water the Man-of-war jellyfish will be sailing through the islands. We are starting to find the jellyfish, but not the warm water!


We finally got some rainwater, so everyone got a nice shower on the back of the boat! 

Vitality managed to give herself a not so Christmassy hair cut. Now comes the hard part. Do we just shave her head, or leave her with a lopsided Mohawk?