Tafata island ( pig island)

Tatafa island
After such a wet day we were glad to load her Ladyship and head away – destination Tatafa island – a deserted island but like the rest of Tonga it has a populous population of pigs – all sizes and curious. They live in the midden like piles of coconuts shattered around the forest floor.
After all the rain things are very damp and humidity extreme – sweat runs in rivers and makes for some discomfort.
Made the best of a difficult situation as good camp sites are not to be found here. Cut a long 5+ metre sapling and with this tool knocked down some fine looking drinking coconuts from a low coconut tree. The sharp tomahawk has been an essential bit of kit for this trip. Nectar of the islands Topped off with a great fire on the beach for cooking our dinner.

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