Sailing Around The World

Pictures of Suwarrow Island

As I promised I have taken some of my better photos of the Island Suwarrow in the North Cook Islands. Just a reminder that you can click on the photo for a larger shot.

Suwarrow Island is by far one of the most beautiful and breath taking Islands I have been on to date and is defiantly an all-time best snorkeling reefs in the world. I don’t like to claim a destination to be the best in the world but I have been too close to half of the world and the reefs in Suwarrow Islands are true virgins and have been un touched by man. The main reason is because you can only get there by sailing your own boat and that’s it. I have not edited any of my pictures with software and I do look forward to doing so someday but the following few photos are as real as the day I took them, enjoy.

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Sailing underway between Bora Bora and Suwarrow Island as the sun was setting somewhere 300 nautical miles off shore.
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Some evening I get to enjoy the most elegant offers of the ocean from the front row seat at the helm of Dragonsbane.
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Yup we made it to the Island of Suwarrow I guess we are few miles from home.
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Adam decided to take a break and have a nap under the palm trees.
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I felt like I earned a rum coconut juice cocktail and a nap as I watched the ocean on still land.
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Not a bad view?
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Woke up this morning to find tons of black tipped reef sharks circling the boat.
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Some of them are really big, lol.
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In the evening we had a cruisers pot luck and drank rum and listened to some guitar music, good stuff.
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I would like to introduce you to my good friend Charlie, this is his home and would ask that you be patient, relax. Charlie would say that line 100 times a hour and then tell you one more time. I guess I took his advice and just relaxed.
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Blue footed boobie pooping on my outboard
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Well this is Dans dinghy that he is fixing and the catamaran in the back ground is his ship wrecked boat. He has been on this island for 2 months. He lost his mast once, sank half the boat, out of money, out of fuel, but one of the most happy people I ever met. I definitely took some notes from his life that I shall reflect upon in the future.
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Well It’s a island with thousands of birds.
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A lot were nesting
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Look at these little guys!
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Ok well I guess I will back off little guy!
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Nice, you are looking real good bird!
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A few more shots
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Here are some good examples of the hermit crabs. At night when I was around the camp fire on the beach and the moon was bright the hermit crabs would come out from hiding and march to the water’s edge by the thousands. I would try and walk by without crunching them but I failed a few times.
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Meet the coconut crab, these guys are so odd looking and creped me out. There were like big spiders.

Not only was the ground covered with these crabs that could cut open coconuts with their claws but they claimed up into the trees. I was so worried about losing my heel to one.
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Ok, so Charlie said that we could take only one thing from the Island I wanted a Coconut tree. I could not get the dam thing out of the ground, well I almost did.
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From Seven Island were we looked at the seven kinds of coconut crab we dived into the coral reefs and swam through the coral forest and saw all the hidden things within. Enjoy the them.

Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures. We are now in America Soma which so far has been a good decision. I look forward to our hikes and adventures that we will start on Monday.

Cheers,
Jacques

3 responses

  1. Ann

    I absolutely love the photos. They make your adventure come to life for us back at home. Keep living the dream, Jacques!

    August 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

    • Thanks I am so glad to hear the comments! makes the effort to share worth it!

      August 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

  2. Barbara Soumis

    The pictures are spectacular. Sure do enjoy your sense of humor. You look good in your hat and hammock. Could have used the coconut tree as a spare mast! Love you lots, Mom.

    August 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm