Dave’s Cook Island bowls tour blog – Day 5
Day 5 – May, 20
On our fifth day in Rarotonga we had a chance to visit the local markets, there were so many beautiful locally handcrafted items on display.
We were greeted by a kaleidoscope of colours and smells from the freshly prepared food stalls, which I think we all overindulged in but we were on holiday!
I think everyone came away with at least one item from the markets, ours are hanging on the wall as a constant reminder of a what a great place Raro is and the fun we had visiting it.
Following our excursion to the markets, we popped down to the bowlo for our final afternoon of play.
The atmosphere again was one of happiness and laughter.
Another three games were played in such a lovely spirit and the winners were found.
We were then back to the resort for a couple of hours to get into our island attire before returning to the club.
The welcome we received for our final night there was unbelievable.
They had dancers, drummers and lots of smiles.
The dinner was simply amazing with a lot of local food.
Again, we ate far too much but couldn’t help ourselves.
The Cooks have so much pride in their culture and love showing it off.
I think I was given about 15 necklaces of shells, leis and flower headwear.
We all had such a great time and were all a bit sad when the bus came to pick us up.