Images from visits to Tonga

Around ten years ago the anchor chain on this ship broke in the rough waves during a storm and the ship was thrown up onto the reef.  The owner tried to salvage it but the damage was too great and the ship could not be moved.     Are you courageou...
As I approached the forklift I saw evidence of previous visitors from the seashells placed on the machine.  The sounds continued from the hold and the dark cargo bay was beckoning to me to investigate.......  Are you curious to see what is in the ...
Despite being alone far out on the reef, the sun soon to set and a clanging sound coming from the bowels of the Ghost Ship, I mustered the courage to climb onto the deck of the ship.  Follow me on board, if you dare....
As I entered the dark space, my eyes adjusted to what was a pile of old wood planks.  There was more evidence of visitors including a plastic spoon, one slipper and some rags.  The clanking sound continued in the pitch black hold below deck.  I lo...
After avoiding a few cases of tetanus from the corroded ladder and sharp edges of jagged metal, I made it on deck.  Once on board, one can see the remnants of a forklift under the rusted layers.    Want to get a closer look ? The ship was thrown u...
These fun-loving girls followed me up a hill that I climed for a better vantage point on the island of Tongatapu.  They insisted on having their photo taken on each of my 6 pano shots.  Lots of giggling by all !!