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Friday, June 22, 2001
Ou to Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia
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Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia:
Latitude: 6° 47' 33" North
Longitude: 158° 7' 9" East
Altitude: 5 feet
From Seattle: 5836 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Black Coral Island

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Today's Travel:
Country: Micronesia
Region: Pohnpei
Path:Ou - Black Coral Island, Pohnpei, Micronesia
Linear:17 miles
Weather: Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1534
Linear Dist: 239300
Countries Visited: 78
Regions Visited: 293
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Hotels: 644
Friends / Family: 349
Camping: 135
Hostels: 262
Transit: 100
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4710
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Journal Entry:
We ended up running a little late but as I didn't think there was much chance of me changing my ticket we needed less time. I still went by the Continental Micronesia airport office to confirm my ticket, but that should only take a few minutes. At the airport office I found that there had just been four cancellations - so I can change my ticket to return to Guam via Chuuk. I changed the ticket then we went to buy Stacy's ticket only to find out that they'd sold out the cheap tickets (there had been seats just yesterday evening) so her ticket cost a $100 more than expected. We were going to Chuuk! Made some quick phone calls to get accommodation arranged - we just called a dive shop and booked a package - easy, but we won't know if we have a space until tomorrow, the day before we leave!

The boat ride out to Black Coral was really snotty - rough and very wet. On the island we found out the boat driver couldn't take us diving until the afternoon because his mother in law had been bit by a dog and he had to take her to the hospital. The driver didn't get back until just before dark, so we didn't get to go diving, but he promised first thing in the morning. We spent the afternoon hanging out, lounging, playing cards, and reading - all in the shelter as it was mostly raining hard. All night we had massive storms - heavy rain and wind had me worried about the thatched roof, but we stayed mostly dry. It was actually really nice hearing the wind and rain and the water - under the hut!


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