Day 90 – Pitcairn Island Lecture – August 19th, 2015

Pitcairn Island 10:00 to 14:00

A visit to Pitcairn Island on a cruise ship can best be described as a day of role reversal. In all other ports, the passengers and crew head ashore, but on Pitcairn, the locals come out to visit us aboard the ship. In my almost 40 years at sea, this was most definitely a unique experience. Shortly after boarding the vessel, via the pilot ladder, one of the resident was designated to conduct a presentation about island life in the Princess Theatre. Please note all photographs are taken from the powerpoint slides, which are the property of Pitcairn Island.

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Day 91 – At Sea – August 20th, 2015

Pitcairn Island to Tahiti, French Polynesia

While the storm force winds of yesterday have abated, the swell certainly hasn’t, resulting in a rather uncomfortable ride throughout a rainy and overcast day in the South Pacific. The Cruise Director has finally produced a unique daily schedule, with some new and interesting activities, rather than the usual dross. Therefore, I had a busy day with at least 4 activities of interest, and bonus, they were all at different times. Unfortunately, the weather resulted in Judi’s sea legs being misplaced, so she wasn’t able to attend some of the activities.

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