Spirits are high and smiles are big after an absolutely tremendous day in Palau! Everyone seems to love this magical place and the gorgeous weather showed it all off beautifully. Thomas and Natalia, back on their old home turf, were just great with arranging spontaneous multiple tours—diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and birding. The multi-colored blue waters have so much to offer here… And these reefs are some of the best in the world. We were able to see a healthy population of large fish such as Napolean wrasse, anemone fish, snapper, tuna, jacks, and a number of sharks, such as black tip, white tip and the gray reef shark. Another contingent cruised through the Rock Islands—rounded mounds covered with lush green vegetation which I like to call the “chia pet” islands! This is a really lovely and unique place, and cruising the channels between them is a peaceful, other-worldly experience.