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Saturday, June 23, 2001
Black Coral Island to PATS, Pohnpei, Micronesia
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PATS, Pohnpei, Micronesia:
Latitude: 6° 50' 37" North
Longitude: 158° 18' 32" East
Altitude: 126 feet
From Seattle: 5833 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Stacy (PATS)

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Today's Travel:
Country: Micronesia
Region: Pohnpei
Path:Black Coral Island - PATS, Pohnpei, Micronesia
Linear:14 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain

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Clown fish Grouper Buoy, Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Gorgonian fan coral Grouper Buoy, Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Clam Grouper Buoy, Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Sand dollar things Grouper Buoy, Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Our hut Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Water towards Pohnpei Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1535
Linear Dist: 284167
Countries Visited: 78
Regions Visited: 293
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Hotels: 644
Friends / Family: 350
Camping: 135
Hostels: 262
Transit: 100
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4714
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Journal Entry:
We were up and ready to go for our dive at ten. The conditions looked much better than yesterday - it's still overcast, but the sea is at least calm (actually very calm - mirror like). Despite yesterday's assurance that we'd be out first thing in the morning it ended up being a lazy morning and we didn't head out until 11:30. But the dive was well worth the wait - the visibility was probably 150 feet. It was along a beautiful wall and there were a lot of fish. We went pretty deep, and then were close to the no-decompression limits all the way up so when we got out we decided against a second dive. Back on shore we lounged around some more until three o'clock when we got a boat ride back to the main island. As we got to shore the weather switched and it started to rain - in the few minutes it took us to move our gear into the truck we were soaked. Back in Kolonia we did some shopping for diner, got gas, and went to the bank. Then we went back to the carver so I could buy the cribbage board that I'd seen on Thursday. On the way back to PATS we stopped at Simon and Eileen's to swap cars and ended up playing with the neighbors puppies, then going up for a drink and a snack. By the time we'd left we'd also scored a fresh pizza crust - diner plans had changed! After the drive back we dumped the dive gear at MERIP, and went up to make diner - a delicious spinach pizza.


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