Sunset and the Milky Way

I’m about to head out of Vava’u for a while, to go explore some of the many islands that comprise Tonga. It’ll probably be a couple of weeks before I’m back online.

In the meantime, here are a couple of snapshots from the past few days.

First, Allan and Otto on the beach at sunset, Mounu Island Resort:


Mounu Island Resort sunset, Tonga
Sunset at Mounu Island Resort in Vava’u


And last night, I ventured out with my friend Julian to take advantage of clear skies and absence of wind to gawk at the Milky Way above. The number of stars you can see when there’s minimal manmade light pollution is truly a breathtaking spectacle.


view of the Milky Way over Tonga
The splendour of the Milky Way