Gina's Garden Lodges
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... 3million into the Aituaki economy. There were no tourists on the island at all, just film crews.
Then off to One Foot Island where we got our passports stamped and Puna provided an amazing lunch. Lots of lovely fresh salads and tuna off the BBQ. During lunch there was a tropical shower and then more snorkelling for an hour or so. We got back to Tamanu at about 5pm.
... meet our flight.
We were driven to the airport at 6pm and the flight to Raro left around 7. We did the usual wait until the midnight flight to LAX. A tip that may prove helpful for some is: I stayed with the luggage while hubby walked down to Aquarius near Raro airport. They make a to-go pizza for a decent price. He brought it back and that was dinner. I suppose we could have spent the last hours on Aitutaki at a restaurant. That would work too.
... our things in the car, Mark took us to our lodging, while pointing out a few places to eat and giving us a quick overview of what we were passing along the way. Our accommodations were a duplex unit set back a bit from the beach. We had indicated we wanted to hire a scooter, so Mark quickly arranged for that thru Popoaru Villas, I think. (The ones at the Boat Shed...5 days=$125). There is one other scooter hire place (Rino's maybe?), but prices are probably similar. We ...
... skippers had been more engaging. Tai was a really nice guy but I kinda felt like he’d rather have been fishing. Who would blame him I suppose.
Teking drove us back to the quay. He’s a really nice guy and maybe our day would have been different if he’d skippered the boat. We’ll not know unless we come back to Aitutaki and that might not be for a very long time.
Our new zodiac skipper got us back to the ship ...
... check the brakes? 10 minutes later the seal ends. Don't pause too long by the huge holes in the ground, might get your toes bit. Half an hour later we decide that our bums are too sore and we retire back to the resort for coffee and a siesta. A pre sunset walk along the beach finishes the day off. The shells are moving across the sand all of their own accord. I think someone must be home in there! The fish are jumping in the lagoon just metres ...