Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday drive in Niue
We took O'Vive on a tour of the island. we stopped off at the Talava Arches first, we have been here before but it sure was different with the big surge and crashing waves. We did a swim here and then went for lunch. After we hiked a very short hike to Matapa Chasm, this was our first time here also, what a beautiful place to swim! There is a freshwater stream that enters below sea level and keep the water cool. its so neat to look with our masks as it is a little blurry cause of the freshwater on top. when you dive down deeper the water gets warmer! this is the kids in front of the chasm!
We left there and drove to Togo - this was quite the spetacular event. It is on the west side of the island.the landscape is so dramatic and jagged!! you would not want to get washed ashore here. we walked through
the woods through a mass of jagged coral pinnacles to a grassy patch that leads to a ravine. At the bottom of the ravine
( 27 rungs on a ladder straight down!) there is a beautiful sandy beach with coconut trees rising almost to the rim of the ravine! quite the sight!!! wow is all I can say , my pictures don't do it justice!
Its amazing how different each area of the island we went to is.
We stood on the jagged coral looking out to sea, the waves crashing all around - we were in AWE. we were about 50 ft from the water and still got sprayed by the waves . something to see and experience.
we left there to stop once again at the Wash away CAfe. only open on Sundays ( actually the only thing aside from Church that is open on Sunday - funny)
we had a great day! we will go off again this afternoon, touring away. still haven't seen it all!
I almost need to go to sea to get some rest?! We have been so busy here, for a small island there has been lots to do!! hardly been on the boat.