At high water a little island, perhaps 50m by 10m, stands abut half a metre clear of the water and at low tide there's an area about 500m by 25m showing. We were invited to go out with the owners of the reef (every bit of sea shore is 'owned' by someone here) to witness the naming ceremony, complete with a blessing by the pastor.
|The day started with a competition to see how many people would fit into a dinghy!|
|The official welcome onto the island; the pastor is in the foreground|
|Black and white footprints in the sand|
|Our proud hosts|
|a locally-built fibreglass sailing canoe brought more people|
|at low tide|
|Graham plotting the island on GPS - it'll be interesting to compare future plots to see if the upward movement is continuing|