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Rarotonga: Day 7 (17/08)
Time to fly to New Zealand...well that was the plan until Ni woke up and asked the simple qs “Look, the sun is shining, shall we extend our flight and fly to NZ in a couple of days instead?”
This led to a lot of indecision trying to decide what to do, not helped by contradicting weather forecasts some showing sun, others rain for the next few days. Eventually we decided to stay, after all that is one of ...
... of our eyes every 5 seconds just to be able to see a few metres ahead. By the time we got back we were soaked to the extent that nothing was dry. It is only a small island but it felt a long way back today.
After drying off and relaxing with a cup of tea and doing some travel stuff online the rain had stopped and we were hungry. The market we’d eaten at the last three nights wouldn’t be open again during our stay so we had to venture out for an alternative. By ...
... at the beach, we headed back to the hostel via the shop to pick up some locally brewed beer and then headed out to the food market...again. This was our 3rd night in a row of going there to eat but we’d heard that Thursdays are the biggest night. It was packed when we got there and the food was good, I (N) especially loved the white chocolate cheesecake we (I!) had for pudding.
Sunny (hallelujah!) ...
... and travelled around the
main island which has few roads many of which could be mistaken for farmers
tracks, on the map but definitely unclassified roads. Hazards to look out for consisted
of; chickens crossing the road, falling coconuts and goats with kids!!
If you want to get away from it all this is the place to go the
only downside to mention is that the mosquitos are vicious ‘b…s’ particularly
liking Andy’s blood!!!
... out into some very abstract designs. Anyway, on this visit I ended up buying another seascape, this one done of Muri Beach, painted on canvas which she travels to New Zealand for. She'd just finished the painting the night before. All of her art is one of a kind. I would attach a picture of it, except she wrapped and taped it up so thoroughly that I don't think I can undo it all until we get home. I also bought a painted tribal stick (a 2 foot ...