10) Check out the roost­ers

The Timaru Herald - - TRAVEL -

Once you’ve been on Raro­tonga for a few days and you have slowed down your pace of life to what is known as Is­land Time (trans­la­tion: do­ing noth­ing), a great way to while away the hours is to watch the chooks – par­tic­u­larly the roost­ers.

In stark con­trast to the vis­i­tors who watch them, they never seem to re­lax.

They’re too busy guard­ing their harems of hens, and they’ll crow if they sus­pect an­other rooster is nearby, which is al­ways the case, be­cause there are heaps of roost­ers on Raro­tonga, even at the sum­mit of the Cross Is­land Walk where they’ll fol­low you on the off-chance you’ll feed them. The writer trav­elled on his own dime.

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