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... Befürchtungen, Übergepäck zahlen zu müssen (erlaubt sind 16 Kg Gepäck pro Person), trafen nicht ein, obwohl wir weit über der Limite lagen (Anmerkung: Wir schleppen mittlerweile nicht nur unsere Kleidung mit, sondern fast einen ganzen Haushalt :-)). Wir erhielten einen Boardingpass, der einer Quittung aus einem Tante-Emma-Laden glich und warteten anschliessend in der offenen „Abflughalle“ wenige Minuten bis es ans Einsteigen ging.
Zum ersten Mal wurde ...
... doing what he loved most, so that's a good way to go, if there is such a thing.)
I’m up early and drink the rest of the superb Aitu coffee, I better replace it before J-she gets up. I’m off on an Aitu Coffee mission.
Up the mountain on a dirt track through the middle of the island, its a nice view all the way around, even better than Maunga Pu and a beautiful clear morning. Down the track, I have no idea where it goes but this island is pretty small ...
Another eventful day planned on Aitutaki. Fruit for breakfast and too many coffees.
We head down to 'Rinos' because it’s the nearest bike hire and recommended by our intriguing host, Paul Henry. Bike hire is straightforward and simplistic, "Do you have a bike licence?" Nope. No problem, pop up to the police station. And we’re off.
The local policeman is also a ‘Henry’ and we’re becoming even more inquisitive about the ...
... best left for the excitement of visitors to discover for themselves)
Another snorkelling, still not as good as Samoa, though pleasant enough and we are heading back to the island, our lazy day is done. Very peaceful, slow and some might say unremarkable, fine by us.
The beautiful Tutu drives us back to our digs and we are set for the evening with our ala carte foil parcels rescued from lunch.
Tutu tells us her full name is muuuch longer ...
... truly and I'm back on the left hand side of the road again ... was getting used the driving on the right!
First up is a climb - the highest point on the island for a view, so we do it. It's windy!!
Armed with a little map we start exploring the island in earnest. There aren't many roads to choose between and we pretty much drive them all whilst exploring the little villages and beaches.
It's been a windy and overcast day and well to ...