Settled 'Eua: villages dominated by striking churches and breadfruit trees

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Comments (7)

Ghiocela on July 2, 2008

Beautiful landscape in which you have surprised all: the Pacific Ocean, sky blue, housing, church and vegetation! Congratulations, Ian! Simona

Marilyn Whiteley on July 2, 2008

Lovely, Ian. You're make me even more sorry that the World Methodist Historical Society didn't meet in Tonga as originally scheduled. Nevertheless I look forward to seeing more! Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on July 2, 2008

Thank you Simona and Marilyn.

I promise you more images from Tonga. I had 2 recreational days while I was there but I managed a variety of photography by keeping my camera handy.

This image was taken from the large new Methodist Church in 'Ononua, looking down to the Church of Tonga (another Methodist denomination) on Sunday after worship.

And there is plenty of Methodist history in Tonga for there are 5 Methodist denominations alone! And many stories that would fascinate you Marilyn.

Rafal Ociepka on July 2, 2008

The ocean looks so calm from the distance...

Ian Stehbens on July 3, 2008

On this side of the island, the ocean is generally less rough, but on the eastern side it can be huge waves rolling in driven by the prevailing SE winds.

Nevertheless, we preferred to fly from Tongatapu (the main island) to 'Eua (only 15 minutes) rather than make the sea voyage (a few hours) for this ocean can be quite rough.

Thanks for your comment, Rafal.


Andreas Wiesner on July 3, 2008

Rural Tongan life as it´s best - great shot!

Cheers, Andreas!

Ian Stehbens on July 3, 2008

I am pleased to be able to transport you back to Tonga, Andreas. It's like you never left, eh?

You must keep watching this space, for there are plenty more images to come, but before I take you to Tongatapu and Nuku'alofa, I must complete my 'Eua set.

Malo 'aupito. Danke.


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