Album: 01-02 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

     Album:2017:01-02 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
On the drive to Ha Long Bay,
taking a break at some tourist mart, I'm looking out at the village nearby ( comments)
The front of our boat
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The front of the boat
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Other boats out on the water
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over the back
of the boat ( comments)
Another junk, much like ours
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Junk
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The bottom deck,
along all the cabins ( comments)
And so much rock
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With many hidden coves
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Relaxing on the top of the ship
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Piranha looking rock
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Looking out on the rocks
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Arielle demonstrates
the effects of wind ( comments)
Wind
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Chuckles.
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Two friends who we met,
and now, 14 months later, I don't remember their name. they were German? ( comments)
Out our bedroom window
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Our little door
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How you steer a ship
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I'm king of the world!
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Teeny beach
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Rolling along the water
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Kiss!
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For pirates only
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Evidently monks would stay up here
and they took care of the birds or somesuch. ( comments)
We hike up to Dau Go Cave
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And it is amazing
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Ceiling
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I spot an emergency exit
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There are cave monsters
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Crazy red rock thing
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More cave
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I dub thee, "Dragon's Head!"
which surprised the guide as they had named many shapes in the cave, but he claimed this hadn't been noticed. I'm not sure I believe him. ( comments)
From the back of the cave
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Towards the end
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The floor is amazing
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Seriously
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I claim thee,
in the name of I-want-to-have-a-cave! ( comments)
Looking towards the entrance
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I dub thee, "alligator mouth!"
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A pit I started
to investigate, it got dark pretty fast. ( comments)
Leaving the cave
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Next is kayaking!
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Dave demonstrates his
Laissez-Faire Kayaking Technique ( comments)
A fisherwoman at her office
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Heading through the pass
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Arielle gets into the karaoke.
I was convinced later to sing karaoke, but I only agreed to it if it was in Vietnamese [Video, 149.5M] ( comments)
Arielle geting down
with the Germans. The karoake lyrics were "If you want to be my lover, then you got to get rid of my friends".. that's awesome. [Video, 269.1M] ( comments)
We anchor for the night,
surrounded by boats and rock ( comments)
Boats anchored for the night
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The next morning..
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Looking out the porthole
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The narrow walkway
along the sleeping quarters ( comments)
The rocks are basically amazing,
with some fishing lines setup ( comments)
Starting the workday
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A rangers station,
or some such, nestled on an island/rock. ( comments)
Rock
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Everywhere rock
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And barges actually
come through the bay ( comments)
A cute little temple?
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Rock
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We stop on an island,
with monkeys! ( comments)
Including silly baby monkeys.
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The Cat Ba Langur,
a very rare and endangered monkey. ( comments)
They certainly were silly looking.
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Climbing
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Cute and silly, at the same time
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He loved my dangling camera lens
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Monkeys
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In the trees
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Momma protects baby
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Baby bounces and eats sign
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Tasty, tasty sign
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Hugs
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Concentrating baby
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Looking out at the water
at Monkey Beach ( comments)
Arielle Beach!
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We start to hike
up the mountain in the middle of the island ( comments)
Sharpest rocks ever
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Looking down from the top
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Beautiful coves
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Arielle climbs
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Looking down the island
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King of the island
up on the highest point, perched over death ( comments)
Sitting on a mountain
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Back on the beach
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DaveMonster
preys on the tourists ( comments)
Arielle and her scarf
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Woosh
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My lovely wife
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Standing on the cliffs..
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I find a sharp rock seat
that perches me over the beach ( comments)
Our boat crew
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Love on mountaintop
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We are told...
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...that we are allowed..
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...to jump off the boat!
Heeya! ( comments)
We convince others
to join us ( comments)
Wheeha!
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It's a fun 30' drop or so
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And fortunately no jellyfish
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Then more join us..
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I demonstrate..
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..my "fancy" jump!
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We are free!
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Arielle does a spin jump
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Seriously now...
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For Victor. Hail Satan!
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Jumping and climbing
and swimming and jumping.. exhausting ( comments)
We separate from the group,
because we are staying on a little island hut for the night. ( comments)
Our little island resort
"Nam Cat Island Resort - Cat Ba Sandy Beach". With only one or two other families staying on it. And the water here is only a few feet deep. ( comments)
Dave comes up with
an innovative clothes drying system, because everything we have is wet by now. ( comments)
Our little hut
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And the sun sets..
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Looking down the dock
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Kayaks available
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Up the dock.
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Our porch
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We went kayaking,
and I didn't bring the camera, but we went up to this island and found a little cave entrance here that brought us to the inside jungle area, which was amazing. It was like a little Jurassic World. ( comments)
Fishermen with their
floating catch ( comments)
Leaving Cat Ba!
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The road back to Hanoi
has this awesome structure being built. ( comments)
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