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.

Monday, June 27, 2011

27 June 2011:

The sky finally cleared and the stars came out. I spent a while sitting on the veranda watching the stars, hills, and the gently waving ocean. Since there was no significant source of light around, the stars were very clear. The Milky Way, with its galactic bulge and interstellar clouds were clearly visible. It really puts everything into perspective. I spent a while watching for shooting stars and chatting.

Rough notes: http://mandarinmanmarktravelnotes.blogspot.com/2011/06/2011-nz-to-sf-day-45.html