Dave’s Cook Island bowls tour blog – Day 2
Despite the face a number of us were feeling a little bit precious after our first evening in Rarotonga we were able to muster the courage to get up and on to our morning bus tour of the island with our bus driver George who knew everything there was to know about the island and its surrounds.
We all learnt interesting facts about the island and its history, we had chances to stop off along the tour to take a look at different notable sites and historical points including a factory which produces noni juice.
The juice is made from the noni fruit or Morinda Citrifolia to give it its ‘proper’ name, according to the people of Rarotonga the herbal tonic can cure any ailment, this came in handy for me as I was still in the midst of battling the after-effects of the frivolity we’d had the night before.
By the afternoon thanks to the noni we were in fighting fitness once again as we headed to the local bowlo for our first taste of bowling on the island in a social roll-up our fabulous tour organiser had planned with the locals.
The greens were a little bit different to what we would usually play on in New Zealand and Australia, we soon learnt the pace of them and enjoying quality games of bowls.
The friendliness of the locals shone through once again with everyone cracking jokes, partaking in good-hearted competition and experiencing bowls at its best.