18th of Agugust 2015, Manihiki

In the early morning we sailed towards the entrance of Tukao where we spent only a few hours to off load our cargo. During lunchtime we moved to the other village of Tauhunu where we set up Kwai store on shore.

At night we were invited for a BBQ on the shore by the twenty people that stayed behind on the island since the rest of the population went to the annual celebration in Rarotonga. Fresh lobster, fried oyster, ice cream and live music created an ambiance of friendliness that’s hard to beat. The Kwai crew wants to express their gratitude to the people of Manihiki.

In the early morning  we set sail to Rakahanga were our visit will be brief before continuing the voyage to Penrhyn. Arrival is set for the 22th of August.