8 Jul 2018

Beautiful Beach on an island in the Ha'apai Group, Tonga



Ha'apai is group of 51 islands, 17 of them are populated. Traces of settlements of the Lapita culture have been found from about 1500 BC.  The first recorded visit to Ha'apai was by Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer and merchant, in 1643. In 1774 and 1777 James cook made several stops at the islands and named them Friendly Islands. Other famous explorers and seafarers to visit Ha'apai were Fletcher Christian and Captain Bligh with the Bounty.
Thank you Dorothee and Christoph for sending this beautiful postcard !!!

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