Nan Madol, snorkeling, and much more Jan 29

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January 29th 2011
Published: January 29th 2011
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Jan 29:
Wow, what a day. There was no work lined up today so we had a play day. We took a boat ride out to some ruins called Nan Madol, also known as the Venice of the Pacific. It is a city built on about 100 man-made islands by placing columnar basalt on coral reefs. The basalts are stacked up like a log cabin. Some rocks weigh several tons. The islands have water channels between them; we scooted around in sea kayaks to explore them. After that, we had lunch on a beautiful white sandy beach, hiked up to an awesome water fall, and then went snorkeling out towards the outer reef where it drops off about 200m deep. Words can’t describe how beautiful it was.

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