Another day of poor Internet connectivity but great goings on!
We started today with an island cruise off of Muri Beach where we got to see some giant Tridacna maxima inside protective cages. Individuals were brought over from Aitutaki (and they were not native there, but that’s a story…). The cages are more of a demonstration of what is possible. In fact we actually got to see a predated clam thanks to a hungry octopus who got into the cage. We finished up with lunch and a demonstration of coconut tree climbing by the world champion coconut tree climber, were instructed how to husk and open coconuts, how to properly tie a sarong, etc.
We then headed over to TIS’s new Marine Park Visitor Center and got the update on the efforts to implement their Marine Park vision.
After some tasty dinner from outside the National Amphitheater, we are headed in to see the second night of the 50th Anniversary Independence Day dance and song celebration.
(We will post pictures when connectivity is better).