Paul and Elizabeth's Adventures in The Cook Islands

Day 40, Friday, October 4, 2002—
Today we bid a fond farewell to Aitutaki and flew back to Rarotonga. We spent the day in Avarua while awaiting our midnight flight back home. Avarua is the capital and biggest city on Rarotonga. One of Paul's coworkers had wanted to see a lot of the island flora, so we spent a lot of the day walking about town and taking pictures of the exotic flowers and trees.

We walked to Trader Jack's for dinner, a much-hyped but so-so restaurant in Avarua. Actually, the best food we'd had on Rarotonga was two evenings at a restaurant within walking distance of the Edgewater Resort. Can't remember the name right now (it was an Italian name, but not an Italian restaurant.) You turn left out of the Edgewater and it's down the road a ways on the left...

Aitutaki Lagoon Palms in Avarua
Goodbye, Aitutaki!
Palms in Avarua
Avarua Post Office
Post Office at Avarua. What a neat tree!
Cactus in the Avarua town square
Fragapani flower Fragapani tree
Fragapani flowers, from which leis are made.
Fragapani tree.

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