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Friday, February 16, 2001
No. 5, Havelock Island, India
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No. 5, Havelock Island, India:
Latitude: 12° 1' 2" North
Longitude: 93° 0' 31" East
Altitude: 5 feet
From Seattle: 9065 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Coconut Grove

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Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Andaman Islands
Weather: Partial Sun / Mostly Sunny

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The beach at Number 7 No. 7, Havelock Island, India

The beach at Number 7 No. 7, Havelock Island, India

The beach at Number 7 No. 7, Havelock Island, India

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1408
Linear Dist: 271860
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 279
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Hotels: 546
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 88
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4532
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Journal Entry:
Once again I forced myself to sleep in and didn't get up until after eight. I had a leisurely breakfast then hopped on my motorcycle and set off for the beach. The sixteen kilometers took almost an hour but the road was beautiful through dense rain forest, wild (?) banana groves, and small cultivated fields. The forest was especially impressive with it's jungle vines hanging from hundred plus foot tall trees!

At the beach I walked twenty minutes along the sand to a small lagoon around the corner - I'd been told this was the best place to avoid the sand flies. I'd expected the beach to be slightly crowded, but it was virtually deserted - maybe a half dozen people scattered over a few miles of sand - perfect! I'd been planning on spending an hour or two, but somehow that stretched to nearly four - somehow swimming and sunning just ate up the time. If it hadn't been for me noticing I was getting burnt I probably would have been driving back after dark! I decided to grab a light lunch at the lodge out there and that was another hour gone. By the time I got back to my camp I had just enough time to get my money, ride to to the dive shop to pay my bill, and drive back before it started to get dark.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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