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Ava Mata in the Ha'apai islands of Tonga
Polynesia

This really shows off how beautiful the southern islands of Ha'apai in Tonga can be.  The island we are on is Ava Mata which is just south of a sand bar (only dry during low tide) separating it from Uonukuhihifo - the next island.  You can see lots of coconuts on the beach, and two coconut trees right next to the camera - which are heavily windswept (the winds were 20-25 knots when the photo was taken - we were sandblasted while waiting for the clouds to clear!).

Copyright: Frank taylor
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上传: 03/11/2010
更新: 30/06/2014
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Tags: haapai; avamata; island; tahina; tonga; anchorage; coconuts; trees; sand; beach
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