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Day 7

Paradise found - at last!

sunny 25 °C

Finally, a glorious day! There were enough fluffy clouds to take the edge off the sun. Perfect snorkelling weather, which is what I did twice before lunch & once in the afternoon at dead low tide. The only problem with snorkelling at that stage is that you have to keep your body as straight and thin as possible on the surface, or run the risk of grazes on the coral.

The coral here at Ha’atafu is mostly dead, with small amounts regenerating. Not sure why that is, possibly that the water got too warm at one point. It's still a great experience though!

There were quite a few fish around, some were a bit bigger than I had seen already, but still no reef shark & I still haven’t found Nemo. When I wasn't snorkelling, I sunbathed for a while and may actually come home with a slight tan! Had lunch along the beach in one direction, and dinner in the other.

I’ve put up a bunch of photos that show just how lovely the day was – and the sunset. There’s not much else to tell so enjoy the scenery!

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These lovely ladies are two sisters who are staying at Heilala - it's their first time away from NZ & they are in heaven!

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Posted by judesbucketlist 19:53 Archived in Tonga Tagged sunset paradise tonga tropical_island heilala ha'atafu_beach

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