Blog 6 – Suwarrow Voyage – Te Ipukarea Society – Rat Baiting Programme



At least half of the crew from this trip are staying on Anchorage Island, well the other half are rostered on for anchor duty. Watch on board involves monitoring both the mooring line off the bow, as well as the drifting anchor which is more of a safety precaution. Today at midday the anchor watch crew were released to freedom, and the crew that have been living it up on land reported back to their duties.

Activities on Anchorage involve, exploring the wild foliage, reading one of the many selections of books collected in the mini library, weeding and yard work around the campsite, and enjoying the luxuries of a large freshwater supply! There is a 100M distance between the Vaka and the shoreline, which creates a fun, yet exhilarating swimming experience as the many varying-sized BLACKTIP REEF SHARK swim past you.


Some of the land crew headed out this morning to do a bird survey on Seven Sisters. Many birds were sighted, and the crew returned content, yet hungry after a good few hours away. Along with the rat eradication operation, the time spent here is ideal for mass surveying and monitoring of some of the wildlife here in Suwarrow.

Everyone is tucked up tonight after securing a comfortable, and mostly dry sleeping arrangement for them.

We are happy, full of good food and enjoying this peaceful sanctuary!

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