Rarotonga is a small island in the South Pacific. Only taking about an hour to drive around the whole island. It is the capital of the Cook Islands. Surrounding the island is a lagoon, about one hundred metres wide in places. This is the crystal clear water you can see in the foreground of this photograph. It was in this water that I recently did my first scuba dive lesson.
Whilst researching the Cook Islands before my trip here, I had read that there are a lot of chickens on the islands. I can confirm this is true. This Cockerel is a typical example of how colourful and big these wild birds are. He was very fond of walking me up at 7am every morning just in time for sunrise. Obviously, here he had crossed the road to get to the beach!
This is Arorangi Beach, taken just in front of the Rarotonga Backpackers. The first couple of days of my trip the weather in the Cook Islands has been a little overcast. Warm but not very sunny. Using a scooter to get around the island has meant I have been able to scout out locations for when the sun does come out. This beach is definitely one of them. I had hoped to see a sunset. Maybe later in the week, fingers crossed.