"We flew to the Vava'u Islands on a tiny airplane, like a flying cigar tube. Lots of beeping noises from the cockpit which were a bit alarming until we got used to it. The views down on the reefs and islands were stunning.
We picked up our yacht Finvarra, an Oceanis 331, she's a bit older than we had expected and has a number of peculiar quirks which we have had to get used to, but she sails OK. The Vava'u islands are beautiful, lots of small islands surrounded by white sandy beaches, coral reefs and covered in palm trees. The water is turquoise blue, crystal clear and a lovely temperature for swimming. Sorry - no photos yet - we can't find a computer we can upload them on to."