Brandon and Arenes Islands, Halong Bay, Vietnam


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Early morning light on karsks at Ile Des Arenes
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Early morning light on floating village at Ile Des Arenes
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Early morning light on karsks at Ile Des Arenes
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Karsks on the northwest end of Ile Du Brandon
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Finally in a kayak in Halong Bay
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Kate DesLauriers paddling past a floating village on Ile Du Brandon
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Paddling past a floating village on Ile Du Brandon
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A view out into the open sea from Ile Du Brandon
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Landing to look into small cave on Ile Du Brandon
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Vertical limestone sides of Ile Du Brandon
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Maryly Snow stoped for a break on a sandy beach on Ile Du Brandon
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Jim and Susan Wiltshire on a sandy beach on Ile Du Brandon
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Continuing around Ile Du Brandon
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Another low tide sandy beach on Ile Du Brandon
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Another floating village on Ile Du Brandon
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Kate DesLauriers and Maryly Snow in front of cave on Ile Du Brandon
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Continuing around Ile Du Brandon
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Back to our support boat at Ile Du Brandon
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Delicate karsk by Ile Du Brandon
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Motoring between islands in our support boat
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Floating village on Ile Des Arenes
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Giant arch visible from our support boat on Ile Des Arenes
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People from floating village try to sell us shellfish
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We start off for an afternoon paddle in kayaks around Ile Des Arenes
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The support boat viewed under the huge arch
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Karsks croud out the horizon in most directions
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A sandy beach, but only at low tide
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Local fishermen live on their boats
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karsks and dramatic sky
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Rounding Ile Des Arenes by kayak
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Looking through a cave at greenery on the other side
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Needle thin karsk and dramatic sky
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Kayaks approaching steep limestone cliffs
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Kayaks going through the narrow shallow places
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Locals in a bamboo basket boat
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We visit children at school in the floating village
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