Travel Blogs from Rangiroa
The Tuamotu Archipelago is actually a series of 76 atolls stretching 720 miles—kind of like a maritime border fence blocking access to Tahiti. According to legend, the Tuamotu Islands were formed when Tukerai-the Polynesian version of Neptune combined with Hercules- tried to shake the sea. The resulting storm caused chunks of the earth to be tossed into the surface creating the island chain. The beaches consist of crushed coral that crunch ...
... Rangiroa was empty even though there was a surf competition for teenagers.
Ufortunately we didn't have much time to see all the beautiful places on Rangiroa and its huge lagoon. Nevertheless, our host Frederique told us about her friend's sister who owned a boat. She took us to a Green Lagoon.
... over after a volcano imploded. The lagoon is large enough to put the Island of Tahiti in it.the highest land is about one metre and because it is made I'd coral there is no earth to grow crops ( weeds seem to grow ok) and no water source except the coconuts and rainfall. About 2k people live on just two of the islands and they are able to fish for food for themselves but not to sell. All their meat and vegetables come in by boat once a week. The ship came in through the gap ...
... largest in the world - seems to be a giant pearl necklace laid upon the water. Here is a world where 240 tiny islets, or motu, each no more than three feet in elevation, lay upon the ocean for more than 110 miles completely encircling an infinitely deep lagoon. Surrounded by ...
... we could use one of them instead of putting on our tent. How sweet! The other facilities like toilets and kitchen area were really rustic, but at least we had a real bungalow! Time to furnish our little bungalow, directly at the lagoon! Once done, we enjoyed life at our own little balcony and watch the lagoon with all its beauty. In the evening, we went on our way to visit the lovely people, Marie and her daughter Lelou who we met in Fakarava before, at the Rangiroa ...
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