{TWD} Greetings from Rangiroa

Rangiroa, the world's largest atoll

Rangiroa, one of the world's largest atolls

Hi everyone! I’m scuba diving in the South Pacific seas surrounding Rangiroa today. Rangiroa is an atoll, which is an island of coral surrounding a lagoon. Atolls are formed from volcanic activity. A volcano erupts, its top blows up and falls into the sea, and coral growing on the sides of the volcano continue to grow.

NASA picture of the Rangiroa atoll

We’re on a 14-night cruise in French Polynesia. We went on a similar cruise last year (except this time we’re going to the Marquesas) and the snorkeling was amazing. We decided to go again this year so I could try my hand at scuba diving. Even though I’m missing out on a lot of the holiday mumbo-jumbo, I baked up a storm prior to our vacation.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Ulrike of Küchenlatein who chose Grandma’s All-Occasion Sugar Cookies. You can find the recipe on Ulrike’s blog.


These cookies were wonderful. The dough came together easily and it was easy to roll and cut. I made the dough one day and baked the next.