Final Frame

My time in Tonga is up, and it's time to head out.

I have about a gazillion hours of travel ahead of me, filled with taxi rides, check-in counters, disputes over excess baggage charges, X-ray machines, people in uniform brandishing miscellaneous chirping/ squawking devices, long immigration lines, and many, many hours of transit time. Whooppeee!

I'll post a wrap-up write-up for the season as soon as I can, but in the mean time, here's the last photograph I took this year, little Poto (19th ID-ed humpback whale calf this year) and mother…sharing a tender moment.

Little Poto (female calf) with mom