Pacific Crossing 2010-11
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
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
Soggy Paws and Shango
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
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
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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