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The sea snakes of Niue are harmless swimmers

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2014

~~<p>One of the most satisfying moments in a sailor's life is tying the boat to a safe mooring in a calm harbor after a long period at sea. Even a day after arriving here at Niue (pronounced NEW-ay), Craig and I are still high-fiving. We've completed the longest leg of our two-month voyage across the South Pacific: 1,200 miles in nine days.</p>
<p>Niue is one of the smallest countries in the world. Although the island's lush green jungles, limestone cliffs and shoreline reefs are stunning to behold, it's tough to make a living on an isolated island only 100 square miles in area. The population, according to the friendly immigration officer (who attended Brigham Young University in Laie), is about 1,200. Approximately 12,000 Niue&shy;ans live in New Zealand; another 12,000 reside in Australia.</p>
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One of the most satisfying moments in a sailor's life is tying the boat to a safe mooring in a calm harbor after a long period at sea. Even a day after arriving here at Niue (pronounced NEW-ay), Craig and I are still high-fiving. We've completed the longest leg of our two-month voyage across the South Pacific: 1,200 miles in nine days.

Niue is one of the smallest countries in the world. Although the island's lush green jungles, limestone cliffs and shoreline reefs are stunning to behold, it's tough to make a living on an isolated island only 100 square miles in area. The population, according to the friendly immigration officer (who attended Brigham Young University in Laie), is about 1,200. Approximately 12,000 Niue­ans live in New Zealand; another 12,000 reside in Australia. Login for more...



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