Tania here and King puts on a parade


Memories of banana festival!
Memories of banana festival!

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Gotta love those veggies
Gotta love those veggies

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Thursday 4 July
Alarm set and got to airport to pick up my favourite sister Tania at 2.00am. Home for a brief cuppa before getting some zzzzzzzs. Off to Kings birthday parade of floats and marching bands… Great stuff.

Hey Tarn look at this!
Hey Tarn look at this!

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Looksee around west coast where Tania and I even manage a swimette. Water was divine and sun was shining. Off to see Miss Heilala island creation fashion show. Wonderful ball gowns that reflected Tonga using local materials or icons.

Friday 5 July
With Tania exploring town and dinner at our favourite garden Pizza joint run by Marco the Escaped Italian. Dined with neighbour Sally and her Wollongong visitors Trish, Steve and Hugh enjoying yummy food over great conversation buoyed by a wee drop of red. This was after Steve and Hugh entertained us with an impromptu guitar and fiddle concert in our backyard. All seems so surreal having Tania here.
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Saturday 6 July
Off to Fafa with Tania. Did the obligatory snorkel… And despite a breezy day both Tania and Gord were fine on the crossing.

Two goggly girlies
Two goggly girlies

4 thoughts on “Tania here and King puts on a parade

  1. Hi gus, sorry to hear about the robbery, butlove the blog – Tonga was such a special experience for us, made all the better for meeting you guys and Tania… I will keep following you til we meet again xxx T

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  2. Just subscribed to follow your journey (better late than never I say). I had lots of catching up to do over the school hols with some very enjoyable reading! What an incredible adventure thus far Gordie & Son, glad to see that you are both well and happy and enjoying the whole experience 🙂

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  3. Ohh and very nice of the king to recognise Tania’s pending visit and to make her feel so welcome.

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  4. Hope your time with Tania continues to be such a hoot. Tonga seems to be hive of continual activity…. oh wait thats you two !!! xx lots of love from Hobart. Beautiful day here today with Mt Wellington Totally covered in Snow Totally !!! Divine view but chilly. No snorkelling for us XX

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