The lagoon also boasts its own legend. As the story goes, it was created when a beautiful princess was surprised in her bath by an over-zealous suitor.
Appalled, she fled. Her dirty water became the lagoon and the folds of her mantle, streaming behind her, became the surrounding sand dunes.
Today, she is said to be happy again, living deep in the lagoon as a mermaid. Not such an appealing prospect if the water runs dry.
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