The sun and the moon and the stars…
On my second day on Kuredu, I got up and took advantage of my water villa, taking a dip right into the clear waters first thing when I got up.
After breakfast, I decided to go explore the entire island and realized just how small it really is. It took me less than an hour to walk around the whole thing. I took lots of pictures and some videos, and got other people to snap some pictures of me, too.
When I got back to the main reception area, I ran into one of the couples I had gotten to take some photos for me and they reminded me there was a huge eclipse going on in the afternoon.
At one of the main bars, they are having “annular eclipse specials” and they had set up a huge contraption like you do in science class so you can see the reflection of the eclipse without having to look at the sun.
It was so bright, it was hard to catch it with the naked eye.
I could see the eclipse in the reflector thingie
And then when I put a light filter over my camera lens, I could take a photo of it.
After the eclipse, it was time to go snorkeling. There was a small group of us, including a really sweet newlywed couple in their 30′s from Ireland on their honeymoon, named Duff and Aoibheann (pronounced “Avian”).
We had a great time snorkeling, despite the fact that I forgot to put suncreen on my back and got totally burned.
Duff, Aoibheann and I then planned to have dinner together later that night. They had been on their honeymoon over a week now and Aoibheann was telling me they were happy for the new company. So was I.
Back at my water villa, I sat out on my deck over the water for a bit before going to bed. With nothing around us for miles and no light pollution to obstruct my view, I could see every star in the sky as if I was at a planetarium.