If you are a fan of Survivor you may recognize the name “One Foot Island” from Season Thirteen … I don’t watch the show but now that I’ve been to the island I might have to check out that season.
One Foot Island is a half hour boat ride from our island and the tour boat picked us up right on our beach.
Aitutaki is formed from a barrier reef, roughly the shape of a triangle, which forms a large lagoon inside the reef. The southern edge of the triangle is almost totally below the surface of the ocean, the eastern side, where we were cruising, is composed of a string of small islands. Our cruise was through the lagoon where the water is fairly shallow and very calm.
On our way to One Foot Island we stopped at Akaiami Island where those voted off Survivor would hang out until the end of filming. The first person voted off spent thirty-nine days on this small island with no electricity, but it does have a large generator so I don’t think they were roughing it too much!
We spent a half hour snorkeling off one of the islands which hubby enjoyed.
I enjoyed swimming around, with my head above water, watching the storm approach.
A short distance away from One Foot Island is Heaven Island, just a large patch of sand in the lagoon. After snorkeling we were dropped off on the beach where we walked from the beach, through the ocean, over to the island … the water never came above our knees.
The rest of our time was spent on the island. This tiny island contains a post office and a single cabin that was used to prepare our lunch.
There are no services on the island so it was a good thing our tour boat had a washroom on board. Everything brought onto the island has to be taken off when you go.
We enjoyed our time with a walk around the island after lunch and the rest of the time we spent in the water.
Our evening ended with a complimentary happy hours hosted by the manager and a great dinner. Between happy hour and dinner we cheered on our crabs at the crab races but we didn’t win 😦
Since we missed the horse races at Cocopah this year we decided to buy four crabs for the crab races. It costs $2.00 per crab and the owner of the first crab out of the circle claims the winnings, which was probably about $50.00.
And last nights flowers were also very pretty.
Until next time …