Trip Start Nov 05, 2007
58Trip End Jun 22, 2008
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Halong Bay, with more than 3000 islands rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, it is a Unesco World Heritage site and one of Vietnam's natural marvels.
As you can see from the pictures the vegetation-covered islands are dotted with innumerable grottos created by the wind and the waves
We anchored out in the middle of the bay for dinner and spent the night in our cabin. The next morning we set sail for Ca Ba Island for a day of trekking in the National Park. Ca Ba is the only populated island in the bay. After lunch we took a small boat to "Monkey Island" where about 30 monkey's live.
As you can see the bay is very busy with fishing, and other commerce. When the ship stops, woman row up in their small boat selling fruit and other items. The weather was some-what hazy, but still a beautiful view.