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South Pacific Paradise in Pukapuka

By Kate “Bob” Addison Pukapuka is marked on our chart as ‘Danger Island’. The ominous name was given by a British ship in the 18th century due to the large, encompassing reef that extends far past the visible motus and frequent high surf and current. Picton Castle approached at midday, which is the only way […]

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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

Outward Bound for the South Pacific

Not long ago some of the crew were sitting around a fireplace here in Lunenburg on a blowing late winter’s night. All were veterans of one or more voyages through the South Pacific in the Picton Castle and were contemplating the next voyage and all that it would bring. As attractive as the planned voyage […]