Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Random Aitutaki photos

Aitutaki Wharf and yacht basin.
 Kathy on the scooter which is the best way to see the Island.  This one we rented from Rino's for $20NZD a day.
 Our friendly fly catcher who is somewhere on the boat?
 Painted sky under spinnaker.
 Sunrise over Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
 Shell ready at the jib sheet
Aitutaki reef pass is one of the toughest in the South Pacific.  Due to continuous shoaling we've yet to see a boat with more than 5' draft successfully enter the lagoon.  Even those with 4-5' drafts 'touched' at least once.  One with 5-6" draft tried to enter, but repeatedly grounded and finally gave up and picked up a mooring outside the reef.