After three weeks, I have flown to the Cook islands, spent six great days meeting wonderful new friends and visited some very interesting places. Afterwards; off to Beveridge Reef, five days and four nights later.
Three fabulous days and we were off to Niue, one very busy night and we arrived at 1030, local. Stayed in Niue for five days and did a two night motoring passage to Tonga.
I'm out of breath. My years of sailing have not prepared me for the South Pacific. No bad people, no thieves or beggars. Just very conservative people trying to eke out a life in the middle of nowhere, and yet they still welcome these fabulously wealthy tourist cruisers.
Yes, to the locals I am a millionaire, but to me I still have to mind my pints and quarts because this all has to be paid for.
Just spent an hour talking with the Spousal Unit via Skype.
Funny how we can be a world apart yet still remain as close as ever. She will meet us in Fiji in two weeks. Ah, how I look forward to spending the eight days together on Beaujolais. More memories for our combined bank of bad habits!
Memories are really all we can have with our loved ones, right?
Here are some pics;
|Callisto, an Amel 54 parked next to Beaujolais in Rarotonga|
|In Rarotonga, Chickens are Free Range and everywhere|
|Beaujolais in Rarotonga|
|Gaynor; the owner and proprietess is a wonderful host!|
|Leaving Rarotonga at 1400, westbound and down; loaded up and truckin'!|