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At anchor: Whales are going south and so are we

October 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Humpback whales bread in Tongan waters but feed in the waters of the antartic.  They start to leave in October to go south and we are doing the same.  We did manage to see a small group with a baby, they were entertaining people from a sight seeing boat who were swimming with them by coming up really close!

We have left the Vavau group of Tonga and now at the next group south, Haapai.  Less boats here.  great sail down in 17-20 knots.  A few tacks to winward required in the last 20 miles.

Position: 19°44′ 174° 19′ [-19.738,-174.32] at local 18:00, GMT 06:00 October 25

Tags: Pacific Leg

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  • 1 Drew Yule // Oct 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Mary and David

    Just had a look at the site. Hope you’re appreciating all that sunshine. Its wet and dismal here today. Typical for Scotland in October but no doubt would appear exotic to a Tongan (OK maybe not!).

    Good luck,