Avarua, Rarotongo, Cook Islands

M2018 HAL World Cruise

Friday, January 26, 2018

Once again, we dropped anchor and tendered into port.  We had been here before and knew where to go.  First, the supermarket for fun stuff.  Then into town for lunch and the bookstore and a little market browsing.  Then, back to the ship.  Another successful day of sightseeing!

The MS Amterdam anchored outside the breakwater in Rarotonga.
The MS Amterdam anchored outside the breakwater in Rarotonga.
Tendering into port.
Tendering into port.
Approaching the dock.
Approaching the dock.
The tender dock in Avarua.
The tender dock in Avarua.
The supermarket is to the right of the tender dock.
The supermarket is to the right of the tender dock.
Walking to the left of the tender dock and into town.
Walking to the left of the tender dock and into town.
Along the walk into town.
Along the walk into town.
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Site of the first hotel in the Cook Islands. Built in 1905, it was replaced by the larger, modern Rarotongan Hotel on Aroa Beach in 1970. Today it is Banana Court and home to several businesses.
A Matutu Lager at the Salsa Cafe.
A Matutu Lager at the Salsa Cafe.
The Punanga Nui Market
The Punanga Nui Market
The Punanga Nui Market
The Punanga Nui Market
The local version of Water World.
The local version of Water World.
But the kids seem to prefer just diving off the boats or dock!
But the kids seem to prefer just diving off the boats or dock!
A simple arrangement of red ginger.
A simple arrangement of red ginger.
Ahh, going home at the end of the day.
Ahh, going home at the end of the day.

 

Now we are on our way to Alofi on the island nation of Niue.

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