Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Report #22 Avatoru, Rangiroa, French Polynesia January 21, 2018 Sunday Chance of rain & 85 degrees Part #2 Of 4 80 Pictures

More pictures…..


The wind picked up – notice the palm leaves blowing

 

A burned up vehicle

 

Something bad happened here

 

Rain is coming soon

 

A passing shower

 

One of several dive centers

 

Perfect palm

 

Small openings in the motu

 

Waters connect the sea to the lagoon

 

Actually flows like a river

 

The road is a bridge over this outlet

 

Impressive clouds

 

The bridge over the lagoon river

 

Flows quickly back and forth depending on the tide

 

Many small fish in these salt water rivers

 

A natural cleaning process

 

The Windstar sailing ship

 

Rushing in or out depending on the tide

 

There was a stiff breeze blowing through the opening

 

Good place for birds to forage

 

Shallow waters

 

Another postal route marker

 

Swaying palms

 

Greener roadsides

 

Tangled vines

 

Crossing the road bridge

 

Good hunting for the birds

 

The tide was going out

 

Lagoon waters

 

Bill faces the massive lagoon

 

Birds working the water

 

More clouds were on the way

 

One lone green-backed heron

 

Searching for food

 

All alone

 

A fishing net hanging in the front yard

 

Frangipani was fragrant

 

Palm trees

 

Grove of tiare bushes

 

White tiare

 

Mangrove trees

 

Beginning of the airport runway

 

Long flat spot on the atoll

 

The “big” airport

 

A plane would land soon

 

Postal route # 4

 

 

Sand on the tarmac

 

Completely fenced

 

The atoll narrows at this point

 

Atoll with the turquoise colors

 

Azure blue

 

Pretty as a picture

 

You must agree – it is paradise

 

A Twin Go vehicle

 

The only bank we saw today

 

Sign explains the story of the vini bird

 

The menu at the airport

 

Little bar and café at the airport

 

Bench seating

 

An extensive map of the area

 

The lagoon side

 

Airport building

 

Many shades of blue

 

Not too busy today

 

A lazy Sunday morning

 

A tower

 

Graffiti in Rangiroa

 

Clothing shop – closed on Sunday

 

the “green car” was $50 for 2 hours

 

Ana Creations is never open when we are here

 

Doubles as a tourist info place

 

Te Mao, a night club

 

Back to the road

 

Another small cafe

 

Possibly a noni fruit – it had red ants too

 

A gathering of Sunday church-goers

 

Snack shack

 

Coconuts – watch your head

 

Chickens crossing the road

 

Always better on the other side of the road

 

 

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