Ahe Atoll MotuÅhe Atoll Motu
French Polynesia, Ahe Atoll Motu, Oceania
I just want one thing to fight for. Twenty acers would be far too small to put it in the right light, that's only 0.08 sqkm. Would-be to be living on about a 10-moraw plot of land and you could go about it in 5 mins. I just want one thing to fight for.
I am still looking for immigrants for almost every nation in the hemisphere. And the trouble is that our predicament has never really been taken into account in our migration legislation..... lì'fyari leNa'vi'Rrtamì, almong a fra'u zera'u ta ngrpong....
Going with the Flow: A Colourful Itinerary
In the Tuamotu-Archipelago the visitors are taken to the singular and peaceful place of the Polyynesian altolls, where lights and colours prevail. Approximately 470 km north of the Isle of Tahiti - one hour's flying time away - is the Atoll of Ahe, which takes the visitor into the fascinating Tuamotus Core Corals.
Tuamotu is France's tallest archipelagos in Polynesia, with 78 atols and a sea area more than 1800 km long and 450 km broad. Indeed, it is the widest range of reefs in the whole area known as intertropical Oceania. As many other Tuamotus Ahe is a deep and ring-shaped isle.
The basic structures were built over the course of several million years, and today the exposed parts of the archipelago are only a few metres above waterline. Most of the islands have vanished under water over the years. The" doughnut form" of the atoll divides the oceans from the Laguna, which is the treasury of Ahe because of its rich wildlife and vegetation.
Atoll is 23 km/14. There is only one part of the ring that connects the Laguna to the sea, the Tyareroa Passport, located on the north-eastern shore of the Atoll. Tyareroa is a low and broad mountain range that brings both boats and the so-called "goélettes" - small freighters - into the Laguna.
Its circumference consists of a chain of moto, which is the name of these low-lying islands, which consist of remnants of an atoll. Its atoll is a ring formed by a stretch of country surrounded by palm groves - the principal vegetation of the isle - and is interrupted here and there by small, flat, brightly coloured mountain passes known as the hea.
Nowadays the 561 residents of Ahe are a rather discrete present, encircled by a magnificent area. Tenukupara, the capital of Tenukupara, is located on the southern side of the atoll, where the residents meet in various places of worship, the town council, the postal service or the atoll elementary schools, an important facility for the islands' young.
Tahiti's primary activity on the Isle is the growing of Tahiti dark beads. Ahe' s Laguna provides ideal growing grounds for cultured beads and the gems that are" born" here are much in demand and have the distinction of being particularly shiny. Opened in 1998, the Atoll airfield, which was opened to air traffic with the atoll, has promoted touring.
It has great unspoilt nature with great promise and the locals are worried and active in the struggle to conserve the area. When you approach the atoll, the look reminds you of a lake rose that mercifully floats on the dark purple ocean.
Smooth forms and vibrant colours from the orange-coloured beaches of the corals to the various shades of blue and green of the oceans welcome the visitor and awaken the desire to discover. It is the atoll' s core. In Ahe, the country is the only one and the oceans the rule, and everything humans do is somehow connected to this huge lake, which provides a magnificent setting for everyday life, a place to work and a place to spend their free time.
It is also an essential link with families and acquaintances, and the residents travel across the lake to see each other, shop, go fishing or diving... Instead of going somewhere, they use a motorboat. There' s no street that circles the whole isle, but rather dead corals that form a way between the Laguna and the plains of reefs through the cocco and the bush that has been curved by the sea breezes and the sea mist.
The best way to explore the islands and its wealth is to like the local people and get on a sail! First, we drive to the southwest shore of the atoll to see the breathtaking gorge. About 30 km from the international airports, next to the big Motu Haka, this area is characterized.
In the course of the years, the wind and the prevailing current have shoved and collected the fine core of the corals, filled the Laguna and created flat sandbars that are a few metres - or sometimes only a few centimetres - under water. Sandbars gracefully intersect the Laguna and outline an unspoilt Tropic Bath with the most vibrant colours you can imagine.
Then we will reach the Tiareroa Passport, the lungs of this living organisms represented by the Laguna. Dependent on the tide a powerful flow flows through the mountain passes, as the laguna partly flows in with the inflowing tide and is emptied at low tide. Continuous fluctuations, like the sea's breathing, animate this naturally occurring tank full of fish.
Large and large pelagic species float side by side to the pleasure of scuba and spearfish. If you venture outside the mountain passes, you enter the open oceans and the world of the dark blues. Tahitian calls it a moya, which means both the colour, the oceans in general and the abyss where the depths begin.
At the oceanside of the passes, heavy swell rolls in constantly and breaks into ripples, which beat the riff in calm and flawless movement. You' re gonna get into that tough, razor-sharp dead end dive. Nevertheless, the pearls store succeeds in perpetuating itself by striving for more and better product finish.
The Motu Tahiri is one of the most important bead farming areas of the atoll. Franck Tehaamatai, perhaps better known for his Tahiti Pearl Marketing distribution chain, which is one of the major operators in the game. We' re received at the bead factory by a professionally trained bead grower named Jean-Michel.
A number of crews return musselshells from the camp to be purified while another crew is working on the refining in another one. It could be said that after the crises of the "youth" of the pearls production, Tahiti' culture of pearls is opening a new era in its development, a period that focuses its focus on the highest possible standards, but also includes new environmental conservation activities.
The way in which the growing of pearls in Polynesia is celebrating its fiftieth birthday is undergoing great changes. In 1961 the first large bead transplantations took place on the atoll of Hikueru. There is a breathtaking scenic shift a few minute drive by ferry from the town of Tenukupara as we explore the Motu named Tia Kumi Kumi.
It' the only photovoltaic system in the Tuamotu Islands. Atoll residents are proud of it, and with good cause. Given the sunshine in the Tuamotu Islands, it makes good business that residents have made such wise choices about this type of use. It' s interesting to see how this is a kind of trailblazer in the field of renewables, while so many other places are still hesitating and questioning its applicability.... Here they have long learnt to be part of the community, not against it!
Heaven, earth and sea come together as darkness falls. Sunsets are constantly changing, and it is as if they are taking on a new dimensions here, as if they are in harmony with the oceans surrounding these elves dispersed in the largest oceans on the world.
This island of the Tuamotu archipelago takes its visitors away from the Polynesian plains, these places of absolute disorientation, where light and colours prevail.