Every New Year's day the children of Kosrae throw water on passing cars, calling out, "Have you had your bath [this year]?"
Kosrae is still about beaches for the kids. The La Niña coupled with strong northeast winds and sea level rise put a lot of water on the reef. The kids romped in the translating waves.
on the reef
paddling in under the peak
Sets of waves could shift water levels on the reef from 50 centimeters deep to over 150 centimeters. Swimming is a survival skill. Shana, on the left, learns to survive, thrive, and play in the wind, waves, and current.
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