This morning National Geographic Orion entered the calm waters of Wallis Island, an atoll. We landed with our Zodiacs to a greeting from the local people of Wallis. We were welcomed with a traditional dance and musical performance, along with fresh fruits and coconuts.

In the afternoon, we enjoyed our own private motu. With perfect conditions, we deployed the kayaks and standup paddleboards, we snorkeled and swam, we had even more fresh fruit and coconut. It was a quintessential afternoon in the middle of the South Pacific.

We returned to National Geographic Orion just before sunset. Another day of adventure awaits us.