We have been in Niue
for nearly a week now after having spent a week at Beveridge Reef
. I can't believe I finally made it to Beveridge Reef
after all the talking I did about it. It was a pretty surreal place to be the only boat for about 3 days. The weather really hammered us for a few days also. On our way to Niue we also got pounded by another storm which pinched us at the South end of the island on our final approach.
When we arrived at Niue
, we rented a 4x4 Land Cruiser with our friends Freezing Rain and have been exploring the many caves and chasms around the island as well as the many bars which there seems to be equally as many. It seems that the New Zealand
influence warrants a beer stop at the end of any hike. My kinda place!
Today we are going diving with the humpback whales. Tomorrow will be two cave dives and Friday will be two dives with sea snakes and coral chasms. Lori will not be doing the cave dive. Hopefully we will be able get some good pictures. Also, our good Nikon camera is not working due to the Li-Ion rechargeable battery reaching the end of itâ€™s life. So, you will likely notice a decrease in the quality of our pictures for a short time until we find a replacement battery.
Still loving the cruising life and trying to decide if we should leave the boat in Fiji
and fly to NZ
or just sail all the way down. Freezing Rain is trying to get us to sail down, but we are leaning towards Vuda Point so that the boat is already in the islands at the start of the next season. Any thoughts on the subject?