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Direction Island, Cocos (Keeling)
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This is Direction Island in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (part of Australia). You are seeing the popular beach (the best available in the Cocos) which is near the anchorage used by sailing yachts who are in transit across the Indian Ocean. The shelter is used by sailors and other swimmers for meals cooked at a nearby fire pit. Water is captured on the roof of the shelter into a large cistern. You can see signs on pieces of driftwood (tacked on the trees) with boat names and the year they visited. A popular snorkeling site is just south of the island and is called "The Rip" - water rushing from the ocean into the lagoon attracts a large variety of fish and shark. Our boat "Tahina" is the catamaran easily visible - the closest to the camera.

Copyright: Frank Taylor
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 18/05/2014
Uploaded: 20/05/2014
Updated: 06/01/2019
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Tags: cocos; island; beach; sand; direction; shelter; sailboat; tahina; lagoon; indian; ocean
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