11 July 2012 | Suwarrow, Cooks Islands
Distance to go: 0!! Miles traveled: 683 Hours on passage: about 96.
We dropped the hook in 40 feet of crystal clear water a couple of hours ago. OMG. Not many minutes after arrival we were greeted by Tao, a jaunty little boat from San Francisco. The water is stunning. Lots of coral, lots of reef sharks and fish right under the boat, (clearly looking for handouts) and gorgeous thickly wooded motus. We'd been here no more than half an hour when a dinghy came up with two men aboard (one from each of the two aluminum boats other than pandion on the anchorage.) they had many and more yummy loooking fishes and they invited us ashore for a beach BBQ later. OH YAY! Suwarrow is GORGEOUS. I am feeling ecstatic.
Sage is high as a kite on excitement. She super psyched about being here - she's less fond of passage that I but she's also a better sport about it than I. She got it into her head at 3 AM that she was going to make crepes as soon as we dropped the hook and got settled. Sure enough, as Lorca and I were straightening out the decks n such Sage was below making egg and cheese crepes. She did it all on her own. I went below and there she was cooking away. The galley was in utter disarray but hell, a few minutes later I had a hot delicious crepe in my hands. And she didn't burn the boat down!! She's such a great kid.
So we're here, we're excited and we have two weeks to explores this amazing place. We already know that it won't be long enough.