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Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

22 June 2011:

I spent a lot of time diving below some of the coral overhangs to chase the sharks - I found the ability to equalize the pressure in my ears that I use for flights worked great for diving! Many were surprised at how deep I could go. Other that the guide, I was the only one going to that depth. The guide also lured sharks with the fish he caught, and held them for us to touch. The small metre-long sharks felt softer than expected, were very docile, and didn't seem to mind being touched.

Rough notes:
http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2011/06/2011-nz-to-sf-day-40.html