Monday, June 18, 2007

Rarotonga - Day 8 - Wellington Calling

Our final day in Rarotonga - and as always we woke to the sound of roosters crowing and also the most beautiful sunshine! It was an absolutely beautiful day.

We woke early to pack up all of our things. Rich decided he would like to play golf on his last day in Rarotonga. I wasn't really into the golf so I decided to spend my morning hanging out in Avarua.

After Rich left on the bus to the golf course I went and got some yummy breakfast - muesli, yogurt and tropical fruit. I decided to write a few final postcards - so went to the post shop and bought a bunch of them and sat in the sun whilst I wrote them - it was great to get out an enjoy the sunshine and relax.

I had a look through a few of the gift shops and then decided to have one final look at the markets - whilst there was a few stall holders about no sign of a ukulele! But I got a better look at one of the cool sculptures.

By this stage it was SO SO HOT - I was glad it had been overcast weather most of the time we had been in Rarotonga - I didn't think I could have handled cycling around the Island in this sort of heat! But it did give me a chance to take a few final photos.

After the markets I walked back into town and went to "Perfumes of Rarotonga" and bought myself a present - some Frangapini perfume and soap. I then waited in an air conditioned cafe for Rich to return from golf! When he arrived back he was REALLY hot - I think if the weather had been like this for our whole trip we would have spent all of our time at the beach cooling off.

We had one final look around Avarua and Rich finally bought his ukulele and we also bought some liqueur in a Tangiroa (Cook Island God) shaped bottle and headed back to our motel to wait for our transfer to the airport.

Rarotonga Rocks - everyone should really visit:)

1 comment:

Ekant, Unicia, Keziah and Micaiah Veer said...

Sounds like you both had a fantastic time! Thanks muchly for our postcard - Keziah was very impressed with the colours!