2012 Swim with whales in Tonga Travel Blog Photos

Old DC3 at Tongatapu domestic terminal.
Old DC3 at Tongatapu domestic te…
Our Convair aircraft is 60 years old but going strong (with new engines).
Our Convair aircraft is 60 years…
Our Convair aircraft is 60 years old but going strong (with new engines).
Our Convair aircraft is 60 years…
Sick bag on Chathams Pacific airlines.  One is happier after throwing up, it suggests.  True.
Sick bag on Chathams Pacific air…
Our first sight of the humpback.
Our first sight of the humpback.
Swim with the humpback whales; photo by Dyfed Evans.
Swim with the humpback whales; p…
Swim with the humpback whales; photo by Dyfed Evans.
Swim with the humpback whales; p…
Humpback whale breaching.  Photo by Dyfed Evans.
Humpback whale breaching. Photo…
This is how close we got to the humpback.
This is how close we got to the …
Snorkelling in Swift Cave; the water is full of sardines.  Looks like a cloud when you first see them.  Photo by Dyfed Evans.
Snorkelling in Swift Cave; the w…
Church in Vava'u.
Church in Vava'u.
Beautiful sheltered waters of Vava'u make it a good stop for boats.
Beautiful sheltered waters of Va…
Scooter with battery where the feet should go.
Scooter with battery where the f…
Scenery in out-of-town Vava'u.
Scenery in out-of-town Vava'u.
At the Tongan Beach Resort where we waited for our scooter puncture to be fixed.
At the Tongan Beach Resort where…
The King's Palace in Nukualofa.
The King's Palace in Nukualofa.