24 August 2015 | Palmerston Island
From Maupihaa we headed to Palmerston. This is in the northern Cook Islands and is home to the descendants of William Masters an English man who came with 3wives from different islands and proceeded to populate the island. Total population is 64 with nearly half being children. As they are all related it makes for an unusual existence. We reacquainted ourselves with the policeman, Edward and his family. His boys were just little guys last time and now growing into young men. Goodly the immigration man was still there but Jock the nurse had moved on replaced by Marther. Of course the hospitality extended to us last trip was again given, this time to a fleet of nine boats. Two days ashore by their boats ( too narrow and shallow for even our dinghies), Edward and his brother Simon and the boys, fed us all at lunch each day, then around to Bill " Clinton"s for ice cream and cake. Since we were here last they have now go 24 hr power and heaven forbid, phones and internet,albeit there is no shop to buy time cards. The Telecom fellow does sell cards but he was off in Raratonga for their celebrations so internet was a no go for us. Rose the Enlish school teacher allowed me to us hers to send to home. It was sad to say goodbye to this amazing community but the we must keep going west. The pic is Edwards kitchen?