Monday, May 31

The Queen’s Baton gets moving in Rarotonga

After arriving on Friday night, the Queen’s Baton Relay opening ceremony took place on Saturday morning, although launch would probably be a better way to describe it.
It was definitely a low key affair with not many spectators apart from those related to the kids who welcomed the baton and then carried it around the stadium.
It was a beautiful day though and once the baton moved out onto the road there were plenty of people to carry it and cheer it along.
People in Rarotonga know it’s wise to avoid politicians giving speeches although, like the arrival on Friday night, these were kept short.
More later.