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Saturday, February 17, 2001
No. 5, Havelock Island to Port Blair, South Andaman, India
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Port Blair, South Andaman, India:
Latitude: 11° 40' 28" North
Longitude: 92° 44' 16" East
Altitude: 205 feet
From Seattle: 9088 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Holiday Resort

Today's Travel:
Country: India
Region: Andaman Islands
Route: Ferry: Jetty, Havelock Island - Port Blair, South Andaman
Path:No. 5, Havelock Island - Port Blair, South Andaman, India
Linear:32 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Deck class Ferry: Havelock Island - Port Blair, India

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1409
Linear Dist: 271848
Countries Visited: 74
Regions Visited: 279
More stats...
Hotels: 547
Friends / Family: 338
Camping: 130
Hostels: 262
Transit: 88
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4534

Journal Entry:
Finished packing, said goodbye to everyone and caught a taxi in to the jetty. At the jetty I installed myself in the cafe next to the dive shop and socialized with the DMTs or read until the ferry showed up a little after ten. Ueli, from the dive club was also going to Port Blair so I tagged along with him. We set up camp in deck class down among the mountains of bananas, coconuts, and who knows what else that passes as cargo - saved us nearly fifty percent (8 rupees - about ¢15). The trip took just over four hours. I shared a taxi with Ueli to his hotel and got a room. The hotel conveniently has an internet cafe so I spent the next three hours wading through 175 emails (140+ of which were junk), and uploading my journal and pictures. I had a great dinner with Ueli and then wasn't feeling to social so went to bed early.

Related Sites:
XTide: Current tides and sunrise / sunset times for Port Blair
CNN: Current Weather in Port Blair
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: India
CIA - The World Factbook: India

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