National Geographic : 2001 Mar
n theory, a Pacific paradise doesn't exist anymore. All those places that used to live in But in the central Pacific Ocean one tiny dreams are now so altered by reality that atoll has somehow slipped through a hole in we can never get back what was once there: the side of theory and let the roar of modern deserted islands with long, unspoiled beaches history pass by. and warm afternoon rain, turquoise lagoons Through the quirk of its remote geography, shaded by coconut palms, fish and wildlife liv- through the sheer determination of the people ing without fear in Eden-in theory, all gone. who have loved it, Palmyra Atoll does exist.