And on the up side...March 14, 2019 in Cook Islands ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C
Somebody's gotta do it. Here's the drill on Rarotonga....
Wake up. Look out past the palm trees to the ocean...a bit windy today, 40% chance of rain. Buffet brekky at our yellow hibiscus restaurant. Now the decisions... let's start with a paddle...find the turtles who hang out between the shallow and deep water. Big headwind...we can do it in our double kayak! No luck on the turtles but fun out here tho 😃. Look! Big blue fish hightailing it somewhere 🐟. Head back to our beach...easy street going downwind 🌬️. Let's head toward the reef where the waves are breaking...350 m from the beach. Don't go too close!...our paddling not good enough to battle that current!
Ok...that was fun. Now let's snorkel. Coloured fish on the coral right off our beach. It's shallow for as far as you can go (good and safe for Cindy 🙃) . Deep blue starfish, angel fish, tiger fish (this is where my aquarium fish come from!), multi-colour fish...easy viewing! Don't stick your finger in the crevice!
Shower up...let's go out for lunch today. To the nice place we saw on the hill. Great ocean views from the lush island interior. Exquisite food...no room for dessert!
Little rest back at our bungalow...cool down in the air conditioning (not too efficient but better than outside 🤒). Read a book on the deck. Walk on the beach. What d'ya know... happy hour 🍹!
On the deck...looking out to the sea and sand past the palm trees (there's a memory here!). We last until the bugs figure out the mosquito coil can't really hurt them.
Check out the sunset at the beach...
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