Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Calm and Cool Cook Islands

Another Cook Island Sunset

We had a wonderful time on the Cook Islands. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. It was the first time we had been to a tropical destination that wasn’t horribly humid. It was a nice warm 78 to 86 degree outside air temp and a 78 degree water temperature. The locals were lovely and our accommodations were great. We could easily snorkel and kayak every morning right out the front of our condo. We had a nice restaurant within walking distance and a great little bakery that baked fresh bread and pastries every morning that was just across the street. Natalie had plenty of brightly colored fish to see and loved snorkeling the reef on her own. We also had a great time taking in the local dancing¬† and music performances. Natalie admired how differently they used the poi balls. We tried an island progressive dinner where we learned about island life from the locals and feasted at their homes on an array of amazing foods and wine, including a fresh fish with coconut milk and a star and passion fruit desert with brandy chocolate sauce. We were also lucky to catch the whales playing in the sunset as we took our evening strolls along the beach.

After another snorkel tripOn the way to the bakeryLoving the island lifeReady for some water funThe view while snorkelingNightime HugsNatalie and the dancersDon't play with fireholding hands with my daughterKayaking with the go promatching fins Natalie snorkelingOur first morning

A Week Of Heat

“Eucalyptus Evening”

July 4th, 98 degrees

July 5th, 94 degrees

July 6th, 99 degrees

July 7th, 107 degrees

July 8th, 107 degrees

July 9th, 102 degrees

July 10th, 96 degrees

With weather like this, you have to paint in the evening.