Log on PalauWe recently spent some wonderful time on Palau. WWII battle field with live ordinance still being cleared and shell casings scattered below bunkers carved in the hills. World-class diving with wrecks, Mantas, Turtles Nautilus, abundant reef life and shades of "sea" seen few other places in the world. John Diana JeffLog Abroad: Steve Steinberg and Phil LeVineRiding the Rapids Steve Steinberg and Phil LeVine, friends since junior high school, recently returned from a weeklong 187-mile whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Steinberg sails his Catalina 34 out of Falmouth, Massachusetts and Phil sails his Nonsuch 36 from Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. Grand Canyons whitewater rafting trips can range from short excursions to a long trip 280 miles. A typical trip is 15 to 18 days long. Thrill seekers can run either the upper or lower sections of the canyon. Log Abroad Al and Lorry Herbert Enjoying Good Spirits Al and Lorry Herbert of Avalon, stand with a copy of The Log outside The Brotherhood of Thieves on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The whaling tavern was established in 1972 in the basement of actor Arthur Krause before undergoing extensive renovations in 2005. The Brotherhood of Thieves is taken from the title of an 1844 pamphlet written by Stephen S. Foster, who opposed those who supported the institution of slavery.Log Abroad: Morgan Wilson, Sr.Visiting The Valley Isle Morgan L. Wilson, Sr., took a copy of The Log on a fishing trip to Maui. Pictured is Morgan, Jr., and Chris from Costa Mesa, joined by Uncle John and Aunt Ellen from Annapolis, Maryland. The group set out from Lahaina on the Hinatea. They caught one Ono and two Mahi Mahi. Spring break travelsFred and Nancy Marx of San Diego took The Log with them on their spring break scuba diving trip to Cozumel, Mexico. They shared The Log with their new dive friends and locals. The photo was taken in front of the ferry terminal looking south towards the very busy cruise ship terminal. Cozumel is known in the scuba diving industry and among divers as one of the best diving locations in the world due to schools of fish, reefs and coral formations. Cozumel is part of the Meso-American reef system, which spans about 175 miles and is the second largest barrier reef system in the world. The majority of dive sites are located within the Cozumel Reefs National Park on the 30-mile-long island. Log Abroad: Harry Eth and Cynthia FischerVisiting the Southwest Harry Eth and Cynthia Fischer of Phoenix, Arizona, pose with their copy of The Log at the Lake Havasu Boat Show. Currently in its 24th year, the annual Lake Havasu Boat Show is the largest boat show in Arizona and Nevada. Both new and used boats are featured at the show, along with more than 115 exhibitors, marine accessories and fishing boats. Western Europe TravelsAaron Reich, Capt. of the San Diego based M/V Nauti Aquaholic, picked up a copy of The Log at his homeport in San Diego and brought it with him on a whirlwind trip of Dubai, Turkey and Greece. During his travels, Reich visited the ancient Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, where he paused for a photo opportunity with The Log at the main gate.Boat BrowsingPete Scott and JT took The Log with them as they perused the aisles of boats at the Miami International Boat Show. This years show was held at the Miami Convention Center but will reside at a new location in 2016. The show will continue to run through Presidents Day weekend but will be held at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. Pete wrote to The Log, We live on our boats in Ventura. We cruise the Channel Islands, and Catalina Island. JT works at the Ventura Harbor Boatyard as a mechanic. Pete is retired from Wonder Bread, as a mechanic.