Rarotonga, Cook Islands — March 2017 Rarotonga, Cook Islands Front deck at night, Sue in kitchen Front deck, looking at Bedroom #1 The Saturday Market Blue skies over ‘our mountain’ this morning. Coconut trees in our front yard. Walking on the beach. The water was too warm to really cool us off. Along the road we passed the Parliament of the Cook Islands, which looked more like a low-budget motel than the centre of government. The owner of our villas installed these solar panels next to Villa #1. The power generated is fed back into tne national grid. From far and wide, the word went out that there was free food at the Nikkels’. Rudy’s making friends with the locals. (Smoke in the distance is from people burning dead palm branches and other organic matter.) Mama and her two piglet babies. PIGS! Another exciting afternoon in Rarotonga. Rudy’s 61st Birthday dinner at Trader Jack’s. Beautiful beaches Our view from the poolside lunch. Getting a little ‘stormy’ at the lagoon. When it rains, it pours! Stan opens the coconut. Rudy has a taste. Midnight at the Winnipeg Airport Trip Journal here.