Surrounded by Sharks (little ones) in Suvarov...
Vicki & Roger Mortimer
Sun 26 Aug 2012 23:29
Position 13 14.89S, 163 06.58W
We arrived in Suvarov (aka Suwarrow) on Thursday (23/08). There are hundreds of Black Tip Reef sharks plus a few Grey ones swimming all around us and Vicki is a tad concerned that Basil may dive overboard again...
Suvarov is a Marine Park and there are a couple of really friendly Rangers living on the Island for half the year basically looking after the visiting yachties. A modern day "Robinson Crusoe" from New Zealand called Tom Neale lived here for a number of years in solitude between 1952 and 1977. (He wrote the book "An Island to Oneself"). Basically, the Island is a deserted Paradise with hundreds of Seabirds, Turtles, Sharks and Coconut Crabs.
There are about a dozen other yachts here and we shall probably stay for about 10 days before heading off to Tonga for leg 6 of our trip to New Zealand.