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At Sea

Between Cook Islands and Tonga

sunny 80 °F

It’s a good thing we like sea days! We are beginning a three day journey from the Cook Islands to Neiafu, part of the Vava’u Group of the country of Tonga. It’s a long way from everywhere.

We occupied ourselves today with things like a knife skills demonstration, a wonderful presentation by Saroo Brierley, author of A Long Way Home, the story in the film Lion, and of course Team Trivia.

We marvel at how amazingly connected we are in this remote part of the wide ocean. E.g., our ship’s newspaper, the USA Times, an 8.5 x 14 page that purports to contain the world’s news (a miracle, given that it has 1½ pages of sports and ½ page of business), had a front page article today quoting Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s comments on the storm in the northeast. E.g.2, after son Bruce forwarded a notice from Walgreens that a blood pressure drug Hope takes had been recalled for containing a contaminant, the wonderful Dr. Antonio Fernandez (Hartford Hospital) sent an opinion about getting a replacement in Auckland. So we may be in the midst of wide waters, but we feel very close to you all.
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Love, H&B

Posted by HopeEakins 16:44 Archived in Cook Islands

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