Jun 17, 2018 - National Geographic Orion
National Geographic Orion transited east through the Tuamotus from Rangiroa to Apataki overnight, arriving near our destination at first light and proceeding through the pass into the lagoon before breakfast. It’s always delightful to wake up in a new location, and today was particularly special as the ship has never visited this island before. A low-lying coral atoll, Apataki, is at its maximum four meters above sea level and hosts dense stretches of coconut palms separated by open beaches as well as many shallow channels allowing water to move between the lagoon and the open ocean. We enjoyed a busy, sunny day exploring both ashore and afloat, including natural history and photography walks.
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