View from my Marriott hotel room...not bad!
Too bad lady liberty's crown is broken.
Look mom...a statue growing out of my head!
The white sloping building is the Marriott
World War II in the Pacific memorial
Lowering the flag at the end of the day
Cave adjacent to an old Japanese gun battery location that the Japanese hid in during WW II
Entrance to a Jap WW II hiding cave
Japanese pillbox at a security location for the gun battery
View from the Jap WW II gun battery location. The WW II in the Pacific memorial is at the bottom of the hill next to the ocean
View from gun battery toward the statue of liberty and downtown
Night view from the balcony at the Marriott
View from my balcong of a tropical rainstorm approaching the hotel. Visibility is about 1/8th of a mile...and it went down to zero durign the storm
It looks a LOT better inside than it does outside
Guam national guard trailers...these things are ready for the can yard!
Memorial to the last Japanese holdout of WW II that surrendered on Guam in 1972
View of the beach from Jeff's Pirate Cove
There is a sunken ship in the mouth to this bay that is a popular dive location
Talofofo Falls only 6 Km!
Paying for entrance to Talofofo Falls
Yoki memorial at Taolfofo Fallst. Busloads of Japanese tourists come here.
This is the only way down to see the Falls
Isnt this a GREAT picture!
The bridge is bouncy
A white statue of Captain Krunch?
First thing you see when you enter the Guam history museum.
It gets even weirder
White man arrives on Guam for the first time
White men are cruel to the helpless indig
Right next to the diorama of the evil colonialist whipping the natives. Gotta love the spelling & grammer. Education isnt a top priority on Guam.
The Japanese lose WW II
Told you it got weirder
I think they mean "Japanese Defeated". It dosent get any better than this...sadly
The big bamboo. This pic only captures about 1/3 of the height
Spanish fortress gun battery location overlooking the harbor where Magellan landed on Guam
Town adjacent to the Magellan landing site
Harbor where Magellan landed on Guam
The Pacific appears infinite
It's not just a greeting, it's a work ethic at GUARNGs Fort Fred Muna
It's not just a greeting, it's a work ethic
Indig boats on the ocean
Waiting for the gang in the lobby of the Marriott
Tired of waiting...
Typical strip mall you can find almost anywhere in Guam.
Not much better than Zamboanga
Major form of industry on Guam
Loading the plates at the Brazilian BBQ
He hates meat...
Adam ate at least 3 pounds of meat. His colon hates him
The 1-star hotel next to the Chuuk "International" Airport
Chuuk airport terminal life forms
She is onher way to Hollywood to audition as an extra in the bar scene for the new Star Wars movie
Coolers filled with meat (fish) being loaded as personnal baggage on the Continental puddle jumper prepping to depart Chuuk
A pallet o fish. Hope one of the coolers dosent leak onto my suitcase!
I am ready to leave Chuuk
On the ground in Ponhpei
Taking off from Kosrae
The approach to Kosrae International Airport.
Holy crap...we are going to land on THAT!
Idig huts next to the airstrip on Kosrae
Kosrae airport "terminal"...getting more primitive as we get closer to Kwaj
Kwaj Ocen View Club
Dinner choices on Kwaj are limited
View from turtle pond
View from KRO front door
WW II era boat wrech remnants on the beach at Kwaj
Boat wreck remains
Bikes and golf carts are the primary form of transport on Kwaj
Black tip reef shark
Housing area beach & swim/snorkeling area
Smoke rising from trash burning on nearby island of Ebeye
Lots of little fish
First ride on the new LUH-72 Lakota helicopter
View of Kwaj
The other side of Kwaj
Indig huts on the beach
Wreckage of Japanese WWI submarine
The camera cant capture all of the shades of blue
Wreckage of a freighter off the coast of one of the islands loaded with missile range radar
Notice the shallows...death to boats
Lone palm tree on a tiny island
Bird pile on the water. Lots of fish at the surface....attracts fisherman...and sharks
This is a land-strike target for ICBM re-entry vehicles. Notice the crater (filled in) on the pad and the cameras set up next to the target to film the hit.
Hmmm...looks like some weather is coming at us.
Landing strip on Roi Namur
There is a very narrow approach to Roi Namur due to the massive radar emissions. Must stay in line with runway
Deep water channel leading into the Atoll. Site of anti-submarine nets
Massive radar on Roi Namur. This had to be shut down for our overflight.
Rain is rolling over the ocean toward us
Here it comes
Now we are out of it.
The net-like thing extending into the water is a massive grid that acoustically scores ICMB & missile strikes in the Atoll
Nice kwaj boat
Ira getting sleepy
The landowners homes adjacent to Ebeye
The Cabua house
Ebeye. 15 thousand Marshallese live on this island. It is the most densely populated place in the US or its territories. No clean water. No sanitation. No hope.
US Army Atoll Kwajalein LCU ferrying PAX and supplies to one of the islands
The orange-ish thing in the middle of the two runways is a water catchment system. This is where all of the fresh water on Kwaj comes from.
Water catchment system on Kwaj
Homes for some Kwaj residents
Ebeye in the distance