Okay, first off I have to say I am a bit traumatized two days
in a row with some of my pictures on the website...I prefer to stay
scenes...and I guess I gotta work on my hair for underwater excursions...AND
I lost my snorkel on that dive. It's right next to the LVT somewhere.
Anyway, yes, I got some great photos of our SECOND encounter with a
manta ray - two days in a row! Here they are (I got video too but I
file is too big for Palau internet):
Manta rays [Reid's all-time favorite sea creatures].
Melvin's beach where we found some aluminum.
Oh, and we discovered the Best Jungle Movie Set.
It's something right out of Disneyland. I was waiting for a crocodile
to come up and eat
Flip when he got into the water. Anyway, we have a whole bentprop
movie plot developing based on this scene. But I can't tell you any more
A fabulous tree in the middle of the
On our trek behind the German lighthouse,
here is Flip with his new
"mini jungle tiara"
Today was an admin day in the morning, plus Flip's blueberry pancakes
- they were fabulous. I also helped Joe with his computer. He wanted
to set up Yahoo
you know you can't pick Palau's zip code to set up Yahoo? We sorta fixed
Then we videotaped Melvin with HEAPS of new stuff! I think we talked
to him for 2 hours. Then we went back to "Police Hill" with
Steve, who brought his
cool and super-sensitive metal detector. There was one area that
appears 'interesting,' but we haven't found anything there yet. We marked
Jolie joined us, too, which is so cool...and we found some ancient pottery
Near "Area B" on Police hill. From a
distance it looks like a lawn,
but it's all waist deep, and home to some very aggressive ground bees...
Now we are all getting cleaned up for supper at Kramers
with our friend Pat Colin of the Coral
Reef Research Foundation.
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