Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Fakarava Atoll

The Tuamotus Atolls in the French Polynesian islands has all the charm of a forgotten time.  In this little anchorage we met these children on the beach and although very shy at first, their eyes grew wide when we asked if they would like to ride out to Toketie in the dinghy with us!  Cruising yachts were a common sight in season so they must have been curious about these people who parked in their front yard!  With lots of laughter, they came on board, had the tour and very politely ate cake and drank juice in the salon.  They then spontaneously broke into song as a way of saying 'thank you'!!  With camera at hand, I was fortunate to capture this 'moment in a lifetime'! 


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