It looks down, from a small hill, along a straight road that cuts through a flat, desolate landscape towards a series of jagged rocky cliffs. It screams American landscape: contemporary, thanks to the bitumen road, but also historic, due to the outcrops of Monument Valley made famous by countless Hollywood Western films.
The owner of our rented beachside house in Rarotonga wanted to apologise to us. He was sorry that the weather had been so bad during our stay. But it was the wet or cyclone season, after all. Bad weather? The weather had been nigh on perfect for the week. Sure, the first day, a Sunday, had been wet. This meant […]