July 8, 2008
The adventure started with the work I had in the Cooks. Absolutely gorgeous, I love it. Think tropical Hermanus with Maoris! Great food, great people, super scenery. Place has an incredible art scene and vibe. Just had a awesome time. Of course I dived, shopped, hiked, snorkeled, cocktailed, sunset-ed, dined, danced, slept, worked. Oh, most of this was of course funded for the job – thank you to the European Union! [And financially NOT how things look like in Fiji!]. But in all fairness - got a lot of work done and things went really well. Had an “Island Night” on my birthday eve. So danced with Polynesian girls in those hula skirts and coconut bra’s – and INCREDIBLE drumming. Quite a show. Had 2 good dives – not as great as Fiji but saw sharks, and 2 eagle rays, awesome.