We have just left the beautiful island of Suwarrow,
headed for Niue. Suwarrow is everything you would expect of a desert
island. It has the most crystal clear waters we have seen so far, and they
are teeming with sealife.
Yesterday evening we had a barbecue on the
beach. The Aussies from Glamorous Galah went out on the reef with a
fish spear they found in the shack and they came back with a huge moray eel to
cook. They also caught a fairly large coconut crab, but the eel was big
enough to feed everyone that wanted some local meat, so in the end they let
the crab go.
After the barbecue nearly everyone came back to
Anastasia to carry on the party, and we danced until midnight. There were
27 people onboard, but the saloon and foredeck were fairly empty, so
we estimate that Anastasia's party-making capacity is about 50
people (although we had to limit the trampolines
to eight people at any one time).
This morning, before setting off, we went to visit
gull island, a nesting site for frigates, boobies and terns. Then, after
one last snorkel we headed out of the pass to continue our