Katali: in Indonesia

Published on 20 march 2017 at 0h00

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There are a few very rare places in the world which can only be reached after you have shown perseverance in the energy, the determination and the madness needed to get there. Situated at the western tip of Papua, Misool, in the Raja Ampat, is without any doubt one of those places. For the past few weeks, we have been anchored in the middle of some sumptuous scenery, straight out of the imagination of a fantasy comic book artist. Massive cliffs, covered with tropical vegetation, twisting and turning in all directions, delineating deep blue pools, ringed by multicolored coral plateaus. Too deep to anchor, so we stretch lines to the pandanus hanging from the cliffs, to keep the boat well away from the rocks. Once set up, nature is ours, almost ours alone, as access to this area is difficult. Just a few boats pass, with divers who only venture outside their boat to go underwater, but they never approach our remote anchorages. Moreover we also go underwater. Every ...

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