Tag Archives: Rarotonga

3 Miles Straight Down

Enroute Niue Couple things from this video: First off, that little scrap of paper with the photocopied hand drawn chart of the reef?  It’s photocopied over and over and passed on from one cruiser to the next.  It is literally … Continue reading

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A Different Breed of Nomad

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands As we depart Rarotonga we think we would be remiss if we failed to mention Robyn in more detail. Remember how we said we found a group of fellow sailors our own age? Well, that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Area of Totality

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Before we get too far away from the whole Cook island currency thing we should add an important afterthought. Not only is the money in this country VERY gender specific, it’s also incredibly friendly (no not … Continue reading

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No Wonder They’re So Fit!

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands The Needle track is an all day hike through the heart of Rarotonga and over one of its largest peaks.  Now as many of you have already learned with us, Polynesian islands are formed by volcanoes … Continue reading

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A License for Awesome!

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands There are two ways to explore Rarotonga: you can either rent a scooter and drive the one road that goes around the island or you can hike over the mountains and straight through it.  Each trip … Continue reading

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Cannibalism is Alive and Well in Rarotonga!

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Mooring up in Avarua, not as easy as one would think, even for salty dawgs such as ourselves. The Cook Islands are also the first place we came into contact direct contact with the history of … Continue reading

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Sex and Currency

Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands That’s the flag, So where are we now? Yep, still in the middle of the blue stuff.  Oh but hey, now we’re in the left-middle. The Cook Islands are a lot different than what we’ve come … Continue reading

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Fish guttin’ bikini

Enroute Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Greg is not a big fan of traditional fishing.  Not because it hurts the fish (as my friend Paul once said “if God didn’t want us to eat animals, why are they made of meat?”), … Continue reading

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Badass of the Sea

En route Rarotonga, Cook Islands Before we enter the Cook Islands you may be curious where they take their name from. The fact that you don’t yet know means that we have been horribly remiss in failing to enlighten you … Continue reading

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Special Delivery is all they’ve got!

Rangiroa, Tuamotu, French Polynesia In the United States, if we want some lettuce, we go to the fridge and get some lettuce (what does this have to do with Polynesian life?  Stay with me a sec.) Fridge empty?  Fine, we … Continue reading

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