Location: Rarotonga/Underway

Rarotonga is a hard place to leave. As far as islands go it seems to be one that has struck a balance well suited for travelers like ourselves; small enough that the scooter is the preferred mode of transportation but big enough to get lost on a hike; natural enough to see whales offshore and a beach all to yourself but developed enough to find a Laundromat; culturally authentic enough to feel like you are observing something rare and exotic but still left with the indelible marks of colonization that keep English a common language. But such is the nature of our voyage.