Aitutaki – The Vaka Cruise – Part Two

After snorkeling, and island adventure, and then lunch, our final stop for the last few hours was One Foot Island. The day had started out somewhat overcast, but by then the sun had come out to showcase some of the amazing colours the lagoon water can go.

01-vaka-02We walked around the perimeter of the island first, watching it go from white sand to rocky shores.

01-vaka-03With my nephew & sister.

01-vaka-04Honestly, you’d look up and see your surroundings and kind of feel like you need to pinch yourself. It was really just that beautiful. The green of the palm trees, the sand, which is actually mostly crushed coral, hence the colour, and then the colours in the water.

01-vaka-05I wore THIS swimsuit from Swimsuit Plus¬†& it was one of my favourites from the holidays. I loved that it was a dress and I didn’t have to fiddle around with a surrong or bored shorts. Just jump in and out of the boat, the water, etc. I also loved that the mesh section added a little bit of a modern twist.

01-vaka-06I also made sure to wear a hat most of the time, and cover myself in sunscreen every couple of hours. I did manage to get the front of my thighs burnt on this day. I was always so very careful about getting the back on my legs, that I must have once forgot to do the front of them.




Hey, I do love my trees, and this one was just a perfect space to sit down and take it all in. I could have happily just sat there for a few hours.



One Foot Island also holds the post office, which we were able to take our passports up to and get them stamped with the One Foot Island stamp!