After lunch, I took my dinghy over to the small dock, and Paul came out to meet me, greeting me with a hug and flowers. He started by walking me across the motu, through a coconut plantation, to the oceanside beach. When we hit the shore, we turned right, walking along the beach as Paul showed off his home island. He used a stick to draw in the sand to show me how the motus are formed — the reef around a volcano building up as the water level rises and eventually becoming sand around the volcano. Over time, the ring is broken into segments by the flowing waters.