What a fabulous day…. Love Rarotonga!!!! This island is so beautiful… Today I decised to get a lot of exercise and take some nice photos along the way. I decided to take the Needle and across the island trek. I may have bitten off more than I bargained for… It was such a streneous trek and a bit unsettling at times. The coup de grace was climbing the needle with the assistance of ropes and chains to pull yourself up since there were no handhols in the rock face. The trek was very scenic, very difficult and I enjoyed it immensly. I only got two minor injuries along the way, not too bad. It certainly was a different way to spend the day in beautiful Roratonga….. This blog is in two parts, this is part 1.