And realising that Island Time is all it’s cracked up to be!
01.03.2011 - 06.03.2011 26 °C
We both agree that the Cook Islands are the best place to relax and take your time to do.. everything and nothing.
To start with, we left for Cook Islands in the early morning of 1st March, and arrived late at night on the 28th February! But after spending some time on the islands, we’re surprised they even have a time zone, everything is just so relaxed!
We stayed on Rarotonga, the “main” island where the total circumference of the only road which follows the coast round is 32km, with some markers so you know how far round the island you are. They only have two busses “clockwise” and “anti clockwise”- nothing as strict as numbers here!
The fact that the place is so tiny, and within a day you do learn that the best way to do things is slowly and at whatever pace you fancy that day, means that you can do and see pretty much everything on the island in the short time we were there. A lot of our time was spent wandering along the beaches which surround the island, going through the main town on the island, wading/ kayaking between some of the surrounding islands (on one side, it’s basically a lagoon with ocean waves not reaching the beach), and driving into the island where the dirt tracks were wide enough.
The place is so laid back that we were able to pass time sitting by the water drinking beers and eating pizza (I know, exotic!) for 12 hours between leaving the guesthouse and catching the plane... good times! And that helped us prepare for the mammoth surge of flights, airports, and sleepless days ahead to get to the next stop!