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FEB. 27 - KITAVA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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Papua New Guinea is situated right on the Pacific Ring of Fire. We were reminded of that as we heard the news this morning of the earthquake that occurred in the middle of the country just yesterday. We were not affected by the earthquake here, however, and today dawned bright and clear. In this picture Kitava is the island on the left, and the small island is Nuratu.

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Looking back to the Serenity as the tender took us ashore on Kitava. This was a maiden call for Crystal Serenity.

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We knew we wanted to make the short trip to the little island to enjoy the virtually untouched beach and beautiful corals below the azure sea.

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An unexpected adventure, though, was riding in the local sailboat!.

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Hoisting the sail

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Many hands, heavy boat

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First class seats

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We hoped they would come back for us!

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There was plenty of shade and we had the most amazing snorkeling over the colorful coral.

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A different boat to go back to Kitava - it was time to get out of the noonday Equatorial sun.

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Hard hats are good for bailing (which is not optional)

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The local currency is called Kina and guests were glad to contribute to help these beautiful children.

Posted by Swenigale 20:15 Archived in Papua New Guinea

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