Monday, July 16, 2012

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon sounded irresistible and romantic. So we weighed anchor today at 08:45 to see for ourselves. After 2.5 hours of motoring, we set anchor (S14°24.282' W145°53.015') at the Blue Lagoon of Manihi of the Tuamotus of French Polynesia.

At the Blue Lagoon, we anchored the dinghy and walked south along the beach and then drift snorkelled back to the dinghy. We drifted quite fast in the shallow current that was flowing into the lagoon from the ocean that passes over the reef. We had a great view of all the coral and shells but did not see a lot of fish.

We next snorkelled in deeper water on the other side of the sand spit but again didn't see a lot of fish, not typical. But as usual, we did see a couple of fish that we had not yet seen anywhere else before.

We deposited our shell treasures in the dinghy and rinsed off in fresh rainwater from on onshore barrel and then lounged all alone of the deserted beach till dusk...heavenly!

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