Then I hit the road on the scooter. I stopped at various locations around Rarotonga grabbing shots, including secluded beaches, Wigmore’s Waterfall, Black Rock (got a FANTASTIC panorama here with the aqua blue ocean), and around the main town of Avarua.
In the afternoon, I took the GoPro diving and got some more great shots of star fish, coral and fish. Well, when in paradise…
And that was where my day ended abruptly as I strained my right foot/ankle while diving. Twisted the wrong way while standing up to get into my kayak (that’s life). Had to rest up and go into repair mode pretty quickly. It was lucky the injury happened when it did anyway as a large rain storm came in and swamped everything, so was still not able to get my elusive sunset shot or any shots for that matter.
Time to rest up, repair, and oh, is that another cocktail calling? 🙂
SPECTACULAR sunrise this morning so took full advantage with the silhouette of islands in the lagoon. Lots of clouds with pink, orange and purple colours. Probably some of the best sunrise shots I’ve ever taken. These will be available to view and buy very soon from this website, stay tuned.
I secured my scooter for getting around the island for the rest of the week. Love my scooters, just so much fun! They’re also economical, easy parking and they can get you into places cars can’t. Great for photography.
Shot pics for new exciting website soon to launch called slimbirdy.com. I have a feeling this website will be a HUGE hit in the future, so keep your eyes out for that one. It concentrates on healthy living tips, delicious recipes, fun exercise and much much more.
In the afternoon I did a bit of scouting for locations, then shot a beautiful sunset on the western side of the island.
Off to shoot night shots with bright stars over islands.
Loving this place so much! 🙂
After a long flight and arriving at 1am in Rarotunga, it was relieving to get to my accom at Muri Beach. Given the late hour, I could not resist to go down to the waters edge in front of my bungalow. I looked up to see the milky way in a bright cloudless night sky over the silhouette of a small island out in the lagoon. Pricelsss moment.
Upon waking I discovered an oasis lagoon with water so blue it was like someone had tipped coloured dye into the water. I have been blessed with beautiful weather today to get my initial shots around the Muri Beach area. Remote lttle islands lay within the lagoon so I grabbed a kayak and paddled out to do a recky for some potential shots on one of the islands. Found some great spots.
Once again luck was upon me and a group of young local children had a sailing regatta in the lagoon. Their miniature sailing boats were too cute, and boy could they go! Got some wonderful shots as they raced around the lagoon.
Such a magnificent first day and I still have all week to enjoy. Am really looking forward to it.
Sunrise and sunset shots again tomorrow. Have found some nice locations to shoot from.
I also have a new best friend in a little cat who follows me around everywhere getting under my feet hence her nickname CIC. Short for Cook Islands Cat.