Seven days in Rarotonga December 5th - 13, 2006
Trip Start Aug 25, 2006
32Trip End Jan 07, 2007
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Tuesday, December 5, 2006 I arrived in Rarotonga, Cook Islands at 9:05 PM, the day before I left! Having crossed the international date line, I had to push my watch ahead 1 hour from Auckland, New Zealand, but back an entire day! So, I gained 23 hours by crossing the date line from NZ. This is a strange experience that really gets you thinking about the time/space reality. My watch, Blackberry, computer and reality all say that I have already lived Wednesday.......in New Zealand. Now it's Tuesday night again and I am in Rarotonga and get to live Wednesday again in the Cook Islands. How does that work? Will my birthday forever be screwed up now? Am I a day older than the calendar says? Very strange thing this International Date Line. Anyway, back to the reality of here and now, regardless of what day it is, I have arrived in the Cook Islands with no accommodations scheduled. This is a first in this thus far three and a half month journey
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Friday, December 8, 2006 I invited William from Czechoslovakia who checked into the Aquarius last night to join me on the Cross Island track across the mountain and through the rain forest to the other side of the island. Malachi and I went to Trader Jacks and Whatever clubs and stopped for takeaway arriving back at the hotel around 1 am.