The next day was our day to kayak on Ootu beach. The weather had other ideas however, and it rained almost all day. We sat and played Scrabble. Ian won. 🙂
The day wasn’t a total washout, however. For dinner, we went out for our best meal of the trip at Tupuna Café, which was the highest recommended restaurant on Aitutaki, according to our guidebook. The restaurant picked us up for $10 NZD each. (it was way too far to walk, especially at night). The seating was covered but outdoors, with a sand floor. Very tropical and pretty! Ian had the catch of the day (snapper) and it was perfectly cooked, nicely spiced, and melted in my mouth. I was lucky, as I got the last piece they had – there was two other large tables at the restaurant full of Survivor production crew, and they had taken most of the fresh fish (a common problem while we there, in addition to a lack of Diet Coke on the island, all taken by the crew!). Wendy had the vegetarian option, which was a delicious eggplant stuffed with vegetables and cheese.