15:30.67S 147:29.54W Friday 11th April AM
The Blue Lagoon, or Lagon Bleu as the French seem to think it's called, gets
my vote for being the prettiest place on the planet. It's set on the western
edge of the Rangiroa lagoon and is about a mile across, the water is a
really surprisingly bright turquoise colour and the whole place is fringed
with small islets covered in palm trees. Best of all, we had it all to
We anchored Graptolite in the main atoll took the dinghy over some coral
reefs between two of the islets and puttered around until we found a good
place to swim and collect coconuts. The more European of us frolicked around
au naturelle a la Brooke Shields.
We are now on our way to Fakarava atoll. We only decided to go there because
we liked the name but it seems that there are other WARC boats gathering
there as well before going on to Tahiti.