This is the last post of 2011, what better way to end this year with a postcard from the exotic Cook Islands!
--- Happy 2012! ---
“The 15 islands of the Cooks lie halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, scattered like fragrant frangipani petals floating across 2.2 million square kilometres of a seductive, sensual ocean. Boasting rare beauty, an idyllic climate, warm welcoming people with the widest white smiles and a pace of life unsurpassed for peace: the Cook Islands is Paradise.”(www.cookislands.travel)
(left) Raratonga Starling. Rarotonga is the most populous island of the Cook Islands.
(right) Spanish Dancer, a very large and colorful sea slug.