Pacific Crossing 2010-11

September Pictures





Our last view of Bora Bora. Off to Suwarrow, Cook Islands.










It was good to be sailing again










All off wind in light air




















Entering the lagoon at Suwarrow, two young whales greeted us











One of the highlights of our trip so far











John, one of the two rangers.  They were just great people











John was the gardening and fishing guru










The anchorage










Like the Tuamotus, sharks and other fish were always circling the boats












On the ocean side the sharks got everyone's food scraps











They liked it










Shango and Pyewacket side by side.











Very sad to leave as Amy checked out with the Boss, James. A wonderful host.










Off to Rose Atoll with Soggy Paws










Arrived in time for a squall










Dave caught a tuna on the way in the pass










Rose Atoll is a wildlife preserve










Birds everywhere










Soggy Paws and Shango





















Before                                                                        After










Everywhere we went birds were nesting










and just hanging out










Reef side of the island










Rose colored coral probably gave the atoll its name










Little guy in the nest










getting the hang of the upright position










This mom was very protective of her baby behind her










After 3 days we left the birds in peace and were off to American Samoa for watermaker parts and provisioning










American Samoa











Very protected harbor not helped by StarKist's tuna canning factory










Off on a hike with Soggy Paws and Challenger











American Park Service guys planting 5000 trees take time out for pic w/Amy and Sherry










Views on the way up










Island interior










The harbor's small boat anchorage











Dave                                                                                Yours truly











 Sherry and Jerry all happy to be at the top











Entrance to the harbor with tuna boat coming in










Ropes helped us down











Bird's nest fern?










Back in time for a rainstorm










Fueling up where the big guys go










An ocean fishing trawler will leave the fuel dock after putting aboard $1,000,000 worth of diesel!!!!!!










Boats big and small get samples of their fuel. Dave was satisfied






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