Lack of lustre is often observed in the north of Tuamotu archipelago
, where water temperature variation is lower than in Gambier.
Just to the east, several atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago
are more fortunate.
I had arrived at Rangiroa (pronounced Rain-GHEE-ro-ah) just a few hours earlier, flying northeast about an hour from Tahiti to the Tuamotu Archipelago
, a string of nearly 100 coral atolls.
134-40) in what was apparently the eastern Polynesian Tuamotu archipelago
, and of 'midyear .
Breakers cast the raft onto a reef of Raroia atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago
, forty-three-hundred nautical miles from Callao, after a voyage so fabulous that the Kon-Tiki stow soon became available in sixty-four languages.
Black-lipped oysters from the remote Tuamotu archipelago
in the South Pacific were once harvested almost to extinction for their mother of pearl.