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.

For list of trips, see TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Friday, June 24, 2011

24 June 2011:

Inside the cave. It was quite breathtaking, with vertical limestone walls leading up to an opening. I wonder if it's possible to cliff dive from here. Our guide took a flashlight and showed us through an underwater opening to two connecting chambers. It was quite an experience swimming in the dark cave, hearing the muted echoing of the water that we stirred up. The water in the cave was fresh, and both freshwater eels and saltwater snapper live around the area. For the extra time we had in the cave, I snorkelled around for a bit and dove down along the rock walls of the pool. The water was surprisingly deep, maybe about 5-10m, with silt and decomposing leaf pieces near the bottom.

Rough notes: http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2011/06/2011-nz-to-sf-day-42.html