Thursday, April 14, 2011

Motu Nao Nao

At the south end of Raiatea, we visited a small motu (island) - Nao Nao. We
were looking forward to exploring somewhere less crowded and doing some
snorkeling. We were not disappointed. Although, we weren't the only
sailboat, it was a beautiful spot, with lively coral gardens. We didn't find
any more of the snails that were so delicious the other night, but enjoyed
our snorkel, regardless.

Unfortunately, the shore had TABU signs a frequent intervals. What a
disappointment! John had heard of an abandoned airstrip here, and was
looking forward to poking around the island, looking for signs of the past.

Throughout Polynesia, it is very common to see an empty canoe, and it's
occupant fishing in the waters below...towing his craft.

You can check it out on google earth or google maps with this location: 016
55.19S and 151 25.90W.


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