Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cook Islands - Pukapuka

Pukapuka was my first island to visit in the Northern Cook Islands. These islands are very rarely visited  by tourists as there is no regular flights. It took me over one year to organise and book as part of a charter to the Northern Islands. It is also very very expensive . It gives you a look at Island life pure and simple
 Arriving at PukaPuka airport. Well the airport was really a shack. You have to get a small boat as seen here across the lagoon to reach the main village.
 The only means of transport for our luggage was this road roller from the airport to the boat.
 Across the Lagoon
 Here we are with the Postmaster. Incredible as it may seem but no one uses the post office here for sending mail out. I was told sending mail was obsolete !! In fact the postmaster had not keys to the safe with the stamps with him this day , as they have no call for stamps. My Postcards out was the first mail out of Pukapuka in 7 years. How Amazing
 The Post office






 Staff at the Government offices.. Time to relax... Island time.

2 comments:

  1. Great story and beautiful pics! So many amazing places you've been and people you've met ✈...Thanks a lot for sharing!!

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  2. Great story and beautiful pics! So many amazing places you've been and people you've met ✈...Thanks a lot for sharing!!

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