Hello everyone, this is Christine Butler to tell you about Lisa and Is second day on Aitutaki. We were fortunate enough to spend most of this day in the water. Not only is the water warm, but during this time of year all the fishs eggs have hatched resulting in some of the most amazing snorkeling I have ever seen. One of my favorite things that we saw was a neon blue starfish, which is something that in all my travels I have never seen before. After this day of play, we made a short trip back to Rarotonga for a busy day of site inspections. The more we toured the island, the more I was impressed with how clean it was and how it is still so traditionally Polynesian. All the locals were very friendly and there was no communication barrier because English is spoken almost everywhere (a lot of the residents are from New Zealand). That evening, we stayed at TeVakaroa where we were just a short walk or scooter ride from many reasonably priced local restaurants. To our surprise, in our two story two bedroom villa we had a complimentary washer and dryer! Normally there would be a charge for such a service, but it was absolutely free of charge. That night, we ate at Sails Restaurant and everything we had was delicious. Plus, you really cannot beat their view of the sun setting on the lagoon.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates, soon to come I will talk about our close encounter with Galapagos Tortoises!