North Minerva Reef

Good story, good pics. At least a few of our followers have been here!!

Velic

Photos from Minerva Reef:

Looking back at the entrance to North Minerva Reef. Can you see it? (That's our Aries wind vane's blade in the left hand corner.) Looking back at the entrance to North Minerva Reef. Can you see it? (Our Aries wind vane blade sticking up on the left.)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Some of the boats in the fleet anchored inside North Minerva Reef lagoon. All were enjoying this unique experience while waiting to complete the approximately 900 nm passage to New Zealand.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Low tide over the reef. The ocean is the dark blue to the right in this photo, the lagoon to the left, beyond the people walking on the reef.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Giant Pacific clam – this photo does not do justice to the iridescent glow of the blue-green lip. This one measured about a foot across and was embedded in the top of the reef. The reef top is mostly level but has many small crevices and “pot holes” so you want to watch where you walk. Every nook and cranny is occupied by…

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