Beautiful Toau

Looking at a chart of the Tuamotus you’d think that many of the atolls (especially those without passes) would be uninhabited wilderness. Unfortunately almost all of them have at some point been ‘cleaned’ (the shrubs burnt down) and the natural vegetation was replaced with coconut plantations. Therefore it’s rare to find motus with bird colonies and we’ve been disappointed in many places.
In Toau we’ve finally found an atoll we like again. There are a few houses around the atoll and the big motus are all cultivated, but we’ve found a few little motus in the south and inside the lagoon where red-footed and even brown boobies are nesting. The underwater world is also pretty with live coral in many places, big fish and curious reef sharks.

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