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Published on Dec 3, 2008
This is the second part of a two part guide to the whole of the Cook Islands, a nation of 15 tiny islands spread across an area of the South Pacific Ocean the size of India.
Part one covered eight of the nine islands in the Southern group. Part two takes you on a tour of the remaining seven, starting with Palmerston which is entirely populated by the descendants of one Englishman and his four Polynesian wives. The other six islands in this film comprise the Northern group and have been described by some as as the stuff of dreams. They include Suwarrow - population 2 - where, to this day, there is undiscovered buried treasure, and Pukapuka where islanders speak their own unique language.
And even if you can't visit the islands in person, hopefully this guide will give you an idea of why they're so special.
You can find out more about all the Islands at http://www.cookislands.org.uk - the only independent, non-commercial guide on the net to all of the Cook Islands.
Acknowledgements: Footage of Palmerston is used with the kind permisison of Patricia Larkham. Aerial stills are courtesy of Ewan Smith, Managing Director of Air Rarotonga, and other additional stills are courtesy of Marcus Glenig of Summerfield Systems, Rarotonga. Underwater footage off Suwarrow was shot by Dr. Graham Wragg (Captain G of the Research Vessel "Bounty Bay".