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And now for a lesson in geology and the peculiar entertainments of island life: Majuro atoll, along with all other atolls, is a ring of quasi-interconnected islands, far longer than they are wide. Its longest island is about 30 miles, and at times little more than 10 yards in width. Along the lagoon side of Majuro atoll there are innumerable living coral reefs. Along the ocean side, bordering the entire atoll, is what is called a reef flat. This is sort of what it sounds like: an expanse of grey/brown/white calcified coral that extends in a shelf roughly 100 to 300 yards away from livable land. At high tide you would never knew it is there—the ocean comes right up to the shoreline. At low tide, however, the water recedes all the way back to the end of the shelf, exposing the flat. (Side note for Moana fans: “No one goes beyond the reef!” Sorry, I have kids and have seen Moana quite literally over 100 times). Anyway, there’s a particular stretch of the atoll where my students and I would picnic. In this part of the atoll, along the reef flats, are massive pits left over from dynamiting the area years ago in the pursuit of creating sand for concrete production. The kids aptly refer to them as “the dynamite pits,” and they have essentially become huge saltwater swimming pools. And do the kids just swim calmly and behave in mild-mannered fashion in them? Don’t be silly, young voyager.