National Geographic : 1935 Jul
THE PARADISE OF THE TASMAN Photograph from Hubert Lyman Clark AQUAPLANING ON THE LAGOON HOLDS MANY THRILLS AND SPILLS Protected by the coral reef, the waters of the lagoon are sufficiently calm for this sport. On the opposite side of the island a heavy surf often rolls in and crashes against the rocky promontories and on the sandy beaches. NEDS BEACH COMMANDS A VIEW OF THE ADMIRALTIES The Admiralty Islets are nesting grounds for countless gannets, wide-awakes, and mutton birds (see page 131). On this eastern side of the island bathers often enjoy good surfing as high waves come crashing in on the sandy shores.