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A dog on a beach in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Church in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
View of Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Mt Cook (Aoraki in Maori) from across Lake Pukaki
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On a clearer day you can see Aoraki (Mt Cook) from the bottom shore of Lake Pukaki. The lakes colour is due to the run off from the Tasmin Glacier.
There, well the ridge at least. Glad we didn't go to the hut as the wind would have blown me off my feet and it snowed!
The shorts weren't as bad as they looked it was quite warm, it's just the snow went down my boots.
Felt like a proper alpine experience
Scree and snow until the top
good view of the glaciers below ending in a lake
Dried lupins frame Mt Cook across Lake Pukaki on a beautiful calm day.
My son and neice waiting for the paella to cook. Cooked outdoors the traditional way on a pile of burning grape vine branches my Spanish brother-in-law made the perfect paella.
stopping for jelly snakes
beginning of our adventure
James Cook's boat, a replica