Monday, September 9, 2013

Swimming in the Dark

Though the flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki is only 45 minutes, we landed exhausted.  We hadn't done that much work in nine days and it took a toll on us.

Yeah, right.  Boo-hoo.

Regardless of your lack of sympathy,  I do have a point and I'm getting to it.

In Aitutaki, we chose to stay at Tamanu Beach in one of the studio bungalows.  Holy, cow, what a place.  We did not splurge and get an oceanfront; rather we were tucked in a ways, but still had a fantastic view of the pool and the beach beyond (they are all ocean view from the deck).  Totally worth it.

We had dinner at the Tamanu Beach Restaurant  because it was so close (and the view was spectacular).  The sun was just setting as we walked to the restaurant.

By the time we walked back to the bungalow, it was pitch black except for the plethora of stars in the sky.  Granted, we live in the country and see more stars than in the city, but this was like nothing we'd seen before.   

Regret time...

I wanted to get camera, lay it down on the beach and get a slow shutter shot of the stars.

I didn't.  I should have.

But what we did do was take one look at the pool, head in for swim suits and go for a dunk at midnight.

No regrets.  We'd never done anything like that (I don't even know if the pool was "open").  Were we exhausted?  Yes.  Was it refreshing?  Heck yeah!  Would I do it again?

In a heartbeat.  

I guess I'll have to go back to get that image of the stars.  Oh darn.

Next up:  Heading to College (On Accident)

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