{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.


20 thoughts on “{TWD} Greetings from Rangiroa

  1. Very, very nice PinkStripes!
    I do have to say though… ARGH! Sugar cookies or not, I envy that cruise in the sun! …while we’re here, freezing our b—- baking in Siberia! LOL

  2. Okay…OUT YOU GO…LOL. It’s not fair to have such lovely looking cookies, really pretty and gorgeous, and have all that great scenery going on at the same time…WOW. You aren’t really out…just me being very jealous of where you really are! Great post.

  3. Sorry, I was momentarily distracted by the “scuba diving in the South Pacific Seas” part of your post, but I picked myself up, worked out my jealousy issues, and can now say with all sincerity that your cookies look beautiful!

  4. Wow, Wendy just the best Christmas vaca ever! Love that you are missing out on all the mumbo jumbo. NOT! You still baked and posted beautiful cookies. I mean they are perfect…. as if grandma baked them. Hope your vacation remains a beautiful memory. Happy diving.

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