Friday, January 9, 2009
Underwater Tsunami Memorial
The first photo is of an underwater memorial to the approximately 800 victims on Phi Phi Island from the December 2004 tsunami. The memorial is in the style of a gazebo, or sala in Thai, and rests at 60 feet depth at the side of the main boat channel to the island. Thus, visibility is always poor here. (2) fish like to hang out inside the memorial for protection. (3) Emily and (4) Cara are swimming through the memorial. Either Cara is particularly impressed, or she wants to surface.