Suwarrow, also known as Suvarov is an isolated atoll located between the Northern and Southern Cook Islands. The atoll is a National Park belonging to the Cook Islands. The only way to visit this little slice of paradise is to arrive in your own boat. There is a Park caretaker and his family resident there for five months of the year. They live a very simple life and welcomed us into their home and their lives for an unforgettable experience.
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Wow! A once in a lifetime experience of a solar eclipse sunset. You can see the two tips of the crescent sun setting into the ocean.
And yet another once in a lifetime experience. This time a 51 foot long dead sperm whale on the reef!
Check out those teeth!
The next day, the boys went back to retrieve part of the jaw for the park caretaker. He plans to donate it to a museum in Rarotonga when he returns there at the end of the season. Hopefully there is nothing left but bones at that point as it was a pretty smelly project at the time.
Hard to believe but we actually got used to swimming with sharks
Love these coconut crabs which look like a large combo of crab and lobster wearing tie-dye colours.