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Date: 08 Jun 2015 23:04:22
Title: Bora Bora to Tonga

17:54:7S 163:47:3W
 
Monday 8th June 2015
 
Foreign Secretary
How many islands are named after former foreign secretaries?
Palmerston Atoll, North Cook Islands. We passed this atoll during the night. The islanders are the descendants of one patriarchal figure, Bill Masters, A chap from Lancashire who settled on the islands with three Penryn Island wives in 1862. He fathered 26 children, divided the island and reef into parts for three families and established strict rules about intermarriage. Today his families still live and control the island and are scattered among the other Cook Islands and New Zealand.
 
Half-Way!
We have now completed half the passage to Tonga – Orangina for lunch! This Ocean is huge!
 
Miles travelled during the last 24hrs: 113 miles

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