Steep slopes swept in trees rise from the water. Here and there the slope gives way to cliffs where the water has chipped away at the bottom to create natural caves just above the water. It looks like a great place to test the long forgotten climbing skills. The slopes and cliffs end in a plateau about 100m up and it looks as if something cut off the top of the island with a giant machete.
As we were sailing into the calm and well protected waters of Vava'u, we were greated by two humpback whales, a mother and her small calf, while Thomas was preparing a celebratory breakfast omelet.
The crossing from Suwarrow was relatively easy and only disturbed by a couple of beautiful fish that the new rugged sailors, Anne and Thomas, pulled in and subsequently skinned and prepared. No easy feat when you are rolling in 3m waves.