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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This landscape is typical for the Niuean coastline. You can see the general shape of Niue here - the island is roughly made of two plateaus. The central plateau, rising about 60m above the ocean (the highest point of Niue is a small hill in the north, reaching 69m above sea level), is ringed by a narrow plateau a bit lower. Steep coral cliffs are between the plateaus and the ocean. Plenty of jagged razer-sharp coral rocks jut out all around the island, in what I proclaim to be the worst place for a baby to learn to walk. You can get cut up pretty badly if you  fall anywhere on the island!