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Krakatoa!

Day Fifteen

Up bright and early today for breakfast before heading out to the volcano at 7:00. It is hard for me to describe to you what the boat ride was like. Imagine a combination of riding top speed in a convertible, the stomach flipping drops of a water flume, and hard thump of hitting the ground after jumping of something. that’s about as close as I can get. The water here is incredible. Back home when I think of the ocean, I think of that deep blue gray color, but here, the water is bright aqua and green. Unreal, like a painting. When we finally made it to the volcano, we hiked about half way up, which is how high you can go without putting your life in jeopardy. It was amazing up there. You could see for miles, and the thought that “omg, I’m standing on top of a volcano, krakatou, the krakatou,” were beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. And it just kept getting better. We hopped back onto the boat for a bit before anchoring of the shore of one of the islands. And ino the the water we went with snorkling masks. There were so many diffferent kinds of fish, all swiming around above a coral reaf. I wish we could have gotten pictures of what we were seeing, because it was pretty amazing. This was the first time that I’ve ever been, and I was blown away. It still hasn’t quite sunk in that I went snorkling half way accross the world, off the shore of Krakatoua, the volcano that I studdiedall year when I was in 7th grade. Unreal.

We took so many pictures this day, so I just picked out the best!
http://picasaweb.google.com/aarindu/Krakatoa?authkey=6og0RRdtlU0

Posted by aarindu 12:25

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