Exploring the shallow waters for the first time :)
Hoping to get still in front of a powerful and always busy ocean
As all the tropical places Rarotonga has a steadily changing climate. However, since the island's interior is covered by thickly forested mountains the clouds tend to move rather slowly from one place to another resulting in one part of the island being sunny and another under the clouds.
The other day, running on our scooters in search for sun, we've found ourselves at the Black Rock (Turou). As LP says, traditionally locals believed this place to be where the spirits of the dead commenced their voyage to Avaiki (the afterworld). I guess the story doesn't play any part in locals' lives anymore since we've found the Rock covered with kids jumping into the water. It's also one of the best places to snorkel around Rarotonga, so we've stayed to enjoy the sunny afternoon.