Coral Lagoon, 'Ofu Island, Vava'u, Tonga

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Comments (6)

bdeh on September 18, 2011

Beautiful picture and scenery Ian. LIKE to visit it, greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on September 20, 2011

Thanks Berend. That day, the water behind the reef was coloured because there had been some rough weather that disturbed the sand, but very soon it will settle and the water will be aqua-coloured again. The leaves blown from the trees along the shore have been swept into this small bay.

Beyond the reef is the deep blue South Pacific.


ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on October 2, 2011

WOW! Like a sea of milk!!! LIKEd

Ian Stehbens on October 2, 2011

Indeed, Ah-Pong. The rough weather of the previous few days had stirred the coraline sand adding opacity to the water in the lagoon behind the reef.

Thanks for the compliment.


beegood on October 3, 2011

Dreamy colours, dreamy atmosphere - a beautiful dream dear Ian! Why should it be the last time this year??? You say that every year..... There is a very simple test to find out if your mission is accomplished: as long as you are alive, it is not ... :)

And yes, let's meet in between ....

Love from Europe ~ Maja ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ian Stehbens on October 17, 2011

Dear Maja,

Dreams are

the crucibles of hope, the pestles of the past,

the essence of creation, the extract of experience,

the impulse of desire, the answers to our prayers,

revelation of our ways, anticipation for today,

distillated history, expectancy revealed,

tomorrow's motivation, epiclesis of this day,

For dreams are the hope that is greater than the past.

And I look forward to sharing a little of the future with you. Yes, we will soon say goodbye to our Tongan home, anticipating another future.

May Pacific waves reach your shore ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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