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Aitutaki Hills
Polynesia

From the top of the grassy hills of Aitutaki.  A beautiful almost-atoll in the Cook Islands.  It is surrounded by a nearly complete reef and lagoon, with mostly shrunken volcanic hills as the main island.  The airport is to the north.  You can see the scooter I used to ride up to the hills.

Trick question: what way does the wind usually blow here?  *hint* look at the tree.

Copyright: Frank taylor
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Uploaded: 15/09/2010
Updated: 30/06/2014
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Tags: hills; aitutaki; grass; lagoon; pacific; ocean; reefs; coconut; trees
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