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... hoping for when we extended our stay here, but tomorrow is forecast to be sunny!
Sunny spells, cloudy.
Rarotonga: Day 8 (18/08)
Unbelievably we were woken to torrential rain...this was not our plan!!!
However, by the time we’d had some breakfast, the rain had stopped and some blue was visible in the sky off the coast. While Ni pottered around I put on my swimmers and ran down to the beach at the end of our path ...
... and everything seemed to be done by hand. We didn’t see any tractors or any other machinery. The road also got us a lot closer to the lush forested mountains which looked really nice (a little like something from ‘Lost’), but unfortunately the paths into them were too wet and muddy to explore.
The drive was a bit more challenging than the flat coastal road. Steep climbs and drops with blind bends made for an interesting scooter experience, but our ...
... In contrast to yesterday the island seemed much more alive with people milling about. To pass the time we had lunch at a local cafe.
To get the scooter I had to do a practical test to get a licence to drive it. Having never ridden a scooter before I actually got a bit nervous, after all it was a test and she had a piece of paper with checkboxes and everything. In reality it only involved driving down the road, turning around and coming back. Ni told me later that ...
... forward to it. We decided to do this instead of the usual island experience offerings as we are hoping this will be so much more interesting
The dancing and singing from the outer islands was fabulous. We were unable to take pics or video(DVD will be circulated)-revenue raiser for Raro. Can,t blame them.
Lots of food ...
... is far superior to anything we saw on Raro.)
The food was wonderful! And the education on coconuts was interesting. We learned some things we didn't know. Muri Lagoon was so calm and would be perfect for families with small children to feel safe in the water and also learning to SUP. I personally wouldn't want to stay in the area, though, I liked the sound of the crashing surf on the reef further around the island.
We had dinner in and did a little laundry.