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The Cook Islands: Return to Aitutaki

January 13, 2012

We returned to our favorite island recently to welcome the New Year.  The island retains its charms, although the first event we witnessed was a full-fledged tropical storm.

1) Blowing a gale on Dec. 28

The cabin shook and a storm surge brought the lagoon waters to within a few feet of our house.

But the weather cleared with little damage. Except the beaches were full of broken coral from the reef that has washed in with the waves.

2) Beachfront

The island has recovered nicely from the ravages of Cyclone Pat two years ago; we can only hope that history doesn’t repeat itself too soon.

3) An outrigger on the lagoon

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One Comment leave one →
  1. sqirg permalink
    April 26, 2012 4:13 pm

    Fantastic pictures!

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