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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2015, 06:39:26 am »
Probably last post before Rarotonga. Be there in ~24 hours.

Bed time here, with the shift to daylight saving time in the morning. Then an early start and about 4 hour drive to Auckland airport. Get the car parked, us dropped off at the terminal and checked in. Then 4 hour flight to Raro, crossing the date line back to Saturday and a couple of time zones. Then find rental car and house. Then we wake up in Raro and it's some random time on Sunday morning again....

Then I don't have to worry what time it is for about 2 weeks  8)
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2015, 12:09:34 pm »
Have a great trip!

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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2015, 02:25:32 pm »
Quick check in while we eat breakfast.

Just on sunrise on a beautiful spring day here. Not a cloud in the sky. Outside temp reads 3C

This morning in Avarua, 23C

Right, off to pack up the car.  :D
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2015, 10:28:39 pm »
Enjoy,   8)
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2015, 10:34:42 pm »
 
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2015, 01:23:22 pm »
Very nice topical sunset from the plane on the way over :)

 

Got in at a more sociable 9pm local time. Means there is someone at the rental car desk. On the 1am flight, they just leave a car in the carpark with your name taped in the window and the key under the mat. :D

 

Just waiting for everyone else to wake up. Sun is coming out, and I'm sure the kids will want to go paddling in the sea as soon as they wake up.
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2015, 01:36:38 pm »
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2015, 08:12:57 pm »
Local wildlife. This is in the lagoon in front of the house. Not a prime dive spot, but actually a fair number of fish to see.

 

Panorama shot from the lagoon

 
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2015, 08:19:21 pm »
WOW, stunning. I dove for most of my life and sometimes I miss it !
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2015, 08:48:21 am »
Nice. makes me all the more exited for Lindy and I's trip to Belize at the end of Oct. Not going to the coast though but it's only 1 1/2 hour drive away. Belize is a pretty small country.
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2015, 02:24:11 pm »
 

Taylor is starting to look like a blond local  :D
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2015, 02:37:40 pm »
Dinner and show last night with local music and dancing.

 

 
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2015, 02:42:17 pm »
You are having too much fun Ian.   8)
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2015, 02:47:42 pm »
Only if it kills him.  :D
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2015, 06:24:18 pm »
Looks good!!
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2015, 04:31:05 am »
View from the deck tonight.

 
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Re: Planning next trip - Rorotonga (again)
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2015, 06:09:05 am »
Paddling around in waist deep water in front of the house this afternoon.

 

I count 9 fish in the picture. I was just sitting there for maybe 5 minutes until they started to ignore me and swim around normally.
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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2015, 10:35:07 am »
I see nine of them too. Didn't take me five minutes to count them though.  :D
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2015, 05:45:47 am »
Well it's almost midnight here. All packed and the house tidied up. Got to be gone by 6am to catch the plane home. :(

Lots mre pics to post but wiĺl do that after we get home. Have the time and bandwidth again.
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« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2015, 07:04:07 am »
Vacations are nice and we are always sad when they end but there's no place like home.
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