Tropical Sunrise may sound like a cocktail—come to think of it, it probably is—but this is about actual tropical sunrises on the gorgeous tropical island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Here are a few shots for you to enjoy. Meitaki Ma’ata!
Waking early one morning on our recent visit, I happened to glance out of the window overlooking the lagoon and saw a very pretty sunrise. Toying with the idea of going back to bed—it was 6.30am after all, and I was on holiday—it then occurred to me that I should be a bit pro-active and take the shot. Even though it probably meant I’d then have to rise at 6.30am every day to take similar shot.
While I can’t admit to rising at 6.30am every day, when I did, I did so to some great sunrises, and when I was somewhat tardy and up an hour later, I still managed to get a deserted beach, calm lagoon, and peaceful stillness.
And finally, my favourite … sunrise on the water.
And now, for those of you reading this who thought it was a cocktail … here’s the recipe!
2 shots dark rum
1 shot triple sec
2 shots orange juice
2 shots pineapple juice
½ shop grenadine
Half-fill a tall glass with crushed ice. Add rum, triple sec, orange and pineapple juice and stir. Add grenadine and top with cherry and/or other cocktail decoration. Cheers!
Images by LFW