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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Aitutaki

By Kate “Bob” Addison Aitutaki was the Picton Castle’s first call of this voyage in the fabulous Cook Islands. The second most populated of the Cooks, Aitutaki is to Rarotonga what Bora Bora is to Tahiti – similar in style but smaller, sleepier and even more heartbreakingly beautiful. We anchored off the pass at about […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Bora Bora 2

Bora Bora – what an evocative name, no? If the soft drum beat of Bora Bora drifting murmuring past your ears does not conjure up visions of the South Pacific, what will? (Well, I’ll get to that more later when we consider Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Manihiki, Rakahanga… sweeeeeet) Bora Bora, the name and the island, may […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Bora Bora

By Kate “Bob” Addison Last Thursday morning saw the Picton Castle sailing for Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, 500 miles away from Bora Bora, all square sails and fore-and-aft sails set as we made the most of the fair, light, trade-winds. Our last port was Bora Bora, and we upped anchor and cleared out last […]