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Friday, June 21, 2002
Ou 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:Ou - PATS, Pohnpei, Micronesia
Linear:10 miles
Weather: Rain / Mostly Sunny / Rain

Available Photos:

Underwater arch Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Nudibranch Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Clown fish Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Clown fish Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Stacy and Sue Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Clown fish Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Clown fish Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Lewen (the boat driver) Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

Moray eel Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

White tip shark Auru Pass dive, Pohnpei, Micronesia

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: 9
Linear Dist: 6050
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 3
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Hotels: 3
Friends / Family: 5
Beers: 21
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Journal Entry:
We drove back to PATS pretty early - kind of a shame as I would have loved to sleep in. Back at MERIP I mucked around getting things ready, then after lunch we set off to do some fun dives - my first since leaving Micronesia almost a year ago! We'd been hoping to dive outside the reef but it was a bit rough so we ended up diving inside Auru Pass. Neither dive was absolutely fantastic, but both were really enjoyable. Back on shore we cleaned up and it was time for diner. We sat around planning out the weekend (making a packing list, dividing up responsibilities, and just figuring out logistics) - Stacy, Sue, Eleanor, and I are meeting Matang in Kolonia and heading out to camp and dive on Black Coral Island. After we finished up we went over to the maintenance shed and drank sakau with a group of the school staff. Sakau is a mildly narcotic drink made by pounding the roots of the sakau plant and then straining the resulting mush through hibiscus bark. I'd always heard that it tasted like mud so was pleasantly surprised to find I liked the taste - it was sort of like clay flavored with celery and cilantro. We drank for a couple hours, but I never felt any effects.


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