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Update To Report On Tonga Islands

By doina — last modified Dec 05, 2006 01:21 PM

Published: 2006-12-05 13:21:34
Countries: Tonga

Update to report Sloepmouche report on Tonga Islands August 05

Some of the anchorages listed are no longer tenable due to settling of the islands in the Ha'apai Group, a result of the Tongan earthquake in May of 2006.

For instance the resort listed on Telekivava'u Island is no longer open and the anchorage is untenable due to the reef settling 18 inches, at that location. Erosion of beaches is occuring rapidly on many islands, making landing a dinghy difficult in a few locations.

It is best to check local information before setting out to an island in this group. A good source of information for the Ha'apai Group is Trevor at the Mariners Cafe in Lifuka.

Spike Jackson