Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Up high in coconut tree
I have realised that pretty much all the photos I took in Rarotonga were of the sea. I have one of a church made from coral, but the rest are sea. I took 440 photos in the Cook Islands, but due to privacy laws in San Nakji's World, very few are able to be published.
I think a coconut tree really symbolises all that is good about tropical islands. It is the scene you see in your mind's eye when you dream of warmer climes I think. One thing about coconuts though, they can kill you when they fall! A few years ago I was in Rarotonga during a hurricane. I had to drive from one side of the island to the other and it was a harrowing time trying to see in the darkness and trying to avoid flying coconut fronds and coconuts. Fortunately I wasn't killed, but the soft top on my rented sports car leaked and the passenger side of the car was flooded....
San Nakji for President!