Luxury base: the MS Caledonian Sky, after a morning snorkelling
among the atolls and coves of Pulau Wayag in West Papua. (Keith Austin)
To embrace the expedition cruise you must expect the unexpected and go with the flow, writes Keith Austin.
Expect the unexpected, they said. There's a limit to this frame of mind, of course. Take it literally and you'll jump in the Zodiac for a day's snorkelling equipped with an umbrella, a parachute and a box of matches.
But it was going to be a beach landing, some snorkelling and then a return from the beach to the ship; footwear seemed as useful as a parachute so I didn't take any. Who knew we would end up picking our way along a jungle path in search of an abandoned WWII landing craft?
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