Ha Long Bay

The bad news is it’s an overcast day in Ha Long Bay. The good news is we are cruising down this beautiful bay on a day with weather that is only 82 degrees. This is the coolest day we have had, the first day when it’s been below 95 degrees and everyone is thrilled to have cooler weather!

This place needs little explanation. There is a serene peacefulness in floating down these waters and appreciating the beauty of this place.  There are over 2000 islands in Ha Long Bay.  It has become such a popular place to visit that boats for touring have gone from 400 to 1000 in the last few years.   

Ha Long Bay tour boats

At one point, we stopped to go into a limestone cave discovered by a fisherman.  Full of stalactites and stalagmites, one’s imagination can go wild with images you see in there.  We spent five hours on the waters with a fabulous lunch prepared and eaten on our boat.  It was one of those times when you really get to appreciate how lovely the world is that God made in which we live.  

Limestone cave

Tom and Donna at Ha Long Bay

Fighting cocks – a famous rock formation in Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay on a sunny day


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