Here is Ripple II at anchor just off the main motu
of Suwarrow aptly named Anchorage Island and the Wardens house/"Suwarrow Yacht
Low tide at one of the outlying motus, and the
shoreline of Anchorage Island - more postcard material.
This is our picnic on one of the outlying motus -
as you can see there was not much shade to be found and it was scorching hot
A BTRS feeding frenzy in the shallows - these are
the same as the fellow that Annie had a close encounter with whilst
Someone recently described cruising as "fixing your
boat in exotic locations" which rings particularly true for us most of the time
- this time we were anchored off Rose Island, a lovely spot for a bit of
emergency sail repair.
The one that didn't get away - Wahoooooo
... mmm fish and chips tonight.
Village life on Nuietoputapu - got any lollies?
Some of the local livestock - and the Bakery where flour will get you
Realio trulio little thatched huts, and notice there is no TV antenna, or
in fact any electricity lines - a very simple and uncomplicated life exists
We met Mafi the day we left, and gave him some hooks and line for fishing.
His outrigger canoe is carved from a single tree. The anchor was an old
fashioned Singer sewing machine that had passed it's prime.