Pa and the Dolphins

“Beautifully expressed and illustrated”

A true story of Pa, Rarotongan hero and his return journey to Tahiti

One of Cook Islands ‘living treasures’ Pa is a spiritual and dignified man, surrounded by in a serene aura that instantly calms those in his presence.

Today, he is known for his eco tourism cross-Rarotonga treks and nature tours, but in his younger years he was an ocean swimmer who once swam from Moorea to Tahiti in French Polynesia to connect to his ancestors.

He was 39 years old when he accomplished the swim in 1985, a distance of 22 km.

Pa and the Dolphins: A true story of Pa, Rarotongan hero and his return journey to Tahiti is an illustrated children’s book that tells of his great personal adventure and Polynesian spirituality.

The story of Pa’s extraordinary swim and his intimate encounter with a pod of dolphins is beautifully expressed and illustrated by his wife, Jillian Sobieska.

An authentic souvenir from the Cook Islands, the book can be purchased from the Bounty Bookshop in Avarua, online, or by contacting the author on (+682) 21 079 or pastreks@gmail.com.

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