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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Diving at Niue

Graham's dives yesterday morning took him to two dive sites - the first was called Snake Alley and has lots of venomous sea snakes. "It's ok to stroke them", said our dive guide, so we did!

The visibility was amazingly good and we swam into a huge chasm and, with torches, into a cave that was full of very large and surprised-looking lobsters.

All in all, it was a fabulous experience. When we get to somewhere with a more robust internet connection we'll upload some video.

Today (Saturday) we've been to a Village Show (essentially a fete where everyone attends and there are competitions for the biggest taro root (no, me neither),etc. There was singing and dancing from the local kids so it was entertaining, even though it involved meeting Hina, the lovely local lady who'd offered us a lift, at 6.00am! 

The weather looks nicely set for the next 7 days so we're in no hurry to move on whilst the moorings here are so well-sheltered from wind and swell. There's still a lot to see on the island.

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