On This Day . . .
On January 26, 2018, the Amsterdam was anchored just outside Avatiu Harbor, on the island of Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands. The island is not protected by any reef or large harbor so in large swells ships have to skip this port. The swells were present but not large enough to prevent tendering. We tendered ashore and explored the town of Avarua, the Capital of the Cook Islands. After a couple of hours ashore, we returned to the ship.