Tonga Gallery

The Kingdom of Tonga is an island nation blessed with aqua water, blue skies, and people who earned it the name, The Friendly Islands.

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On Vava'u, kids can't help but ham it up for a passing camera.Mark Pillsbury

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Graveyards are colorful scenes in Tonga.Mark Pillsbury

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Yoga anyone? Sue (left) and Peg loosen up.Mark Pillsbury

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The road to the village on Hunga is steep and well built, and Dave and Sue both enjoyed the climb to the top.Mark Pillsbury

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What a view from atop Hunga.Mark Pillsbury

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The concrete road on Hunga stops at the top of the hill.Mark Pillsbury

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The Ark Gallery is a popular spot for visiting yachts.Mark Pillsbury

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Musicians alternate between songs and mugs of Kava.Mark Pillsbury

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Children dress in traditional clothing for their dance performance.Mark Pillsbury

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After a bee sting, Dave goes to work to remove Peg's rings to reduce the swelling in her finger. Note the Maka beer used for anesthesia.Mark Pillsbury

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In Swallows Cave, feasts were once lowered through this hole in the roof when royalty was being entertained.Mark Pillsbury

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On Tongatapu, pigs wade out and root for clams.Mark Pillsbury