We decided to risk the coral heads and sail to the north eastern part of the
atoll. We sailed right across 2 islands that were destroyed during a
hurricane and are now in 3 meters of water. it' really interesting seeing
the small developments on the tiny islands that form the atoll. When we were
laying anchor, we saw 2 black tip reef sharks swimming around the boat. This
is the nursery area for them and over the few days we saw quite a few
swimming in the shallow water. We spent independence day with our US friends
and had copious amounts of liquor celebrating England giving away yet
We spent the next day walking across to the windward side of the atoll and
exploring all the coral tidal pools. lots of different marine life and these
also form a nursery for hermit crabs, moray eels and millions of small fish.
The kids loved being in the shallow waters exploring.
So then went back down to the Southern part of the island to do the pearl
tour. On route we dodging all the buoys that support the oysters during the