Beachfront Are, Pacific Resort at Aitutaki

COOK ISLANDS  HOLIDAY  -  September 2003

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Having enjoyed last year's winter holiday in Fiji we again decided to flee from the NZ winter. This time we took a week's holiday in the Cook Islands.  We spent half the time on Rarotonga and the other half on the island of Aitutaki

 

 

 

Here are some pictures from the holiday snaps album. Hover over the picture for the caption.  

 

 

Moana, at the Cultural Village talking about the local foo. This is a  paw paw.

 

Cultural Village ... demonstration of coconut husking. They call the coconut 'the tree of life' and when you see the uses to which it is put, you can see why!  island dance programme
  Black Rocks, Rarotonga
 Muri Beach Rarotonga  From the balcony
 'Sundowners' got to be a bit of a habit!   'Sundowners' got to be a bit of a habit!
 'Sundowners' got to be a bit of a habit!   sunset from the balcony
 Tetaitonga, the 'big boat' - cruise to One Foot Island (Tapuaetai)   Jane - intrepid fish photographer. Off One Foot Island - Tapuaetai (Aitutaki)
 Oldest church in the Cooks. The singing was absolutely fantastic! 
 Aitutaki Resort

 Tropical flowers  On a very hot afternoon we climbed to the top of the largest hill on Aitutaki (Maunga Pu ... 140m abve sea level) ... not much as hills go, but quite enough that day!
 View from Maunga Pu (Lat 18 50 22 S Long 159 46 45 W)  PICTON CASTLE berthed at Avatiu Harbour, Rarotonga  More snaps from 2003
 

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