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Riung, Flores - 17 Islands Natl Park

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The outstanding tourist draw of the small fishing town Riung is the 17 Islands National Park. The first stop is Flying Fox Island where there are thousands of Fruit Bats resting during the day before they take over the town of Riung at night.

Afterward our boat cruised to a few more islands where we snorkeled from the boat and hung out on the beach to look for shells and relax. The visibility was really good and the water was warm and inviting. Another unexpected feature was the coastline. We crossed the north/south ridgeline over Flores from Moni and drove down the mountain through savannah and grassland. It could have been the California coast –evening sun setting over the golden fields. Beautiful! It made us homesick for Sonoma.

Posted by mjschrum 03:06 Archived in Indonesia Tagged islands park national 17 riung

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