Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Funny Little Boat

Here's a funny little boat. Eventually it's going to be pulled out to the reef. Some guy is going to sit in it and watch out for illegal fishing.

By the way, yesterday I saw a full rainbow and it was reflected in the water, making a complete circle of rainbow. Wow, so beautiful!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Strange Things Emerging from the Ground

It's like being on another planet around here sometimes.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Birthday

On Friday I spent my birthday teaching:

Then I went to Colonia to run the Olympic Day Fun Run. Well, according to their banner, it was the "Olmpic Day". I came in first place! Two years ago I also won the Olympic Day race in Kosrae, which means I have won it in half of the states. To give you a feeling for how tough the competition was, Rohaizad came in second place.

Then it was off to the Mnuw for pizza and beer. While we were there we ran into Mellyann, and old friend from Pohnpei. Small world.

Thanks for the birthday greetings, everyone!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Caroline Voyager

After work yesterday, I went down to the dock to watch the Caroline Voyager leave:

It is traveling to Ulithi so people can celebrate the ordination of a priest there - the first one in many years.

Laden with ramen, betelnut and people, the boat departs Yap:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


On Sunday we went to the beach in Maap on the northern part of Yap. We took this picture on the beach:

The first time we tried to take this picture, a dog went over and stood in front of the camera:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What I Did on the Weekend

I hiked out to the wrecks of the Japanese planes from World War II out by the old airport:

I also went down south and drove along this road:

While I was down south I visited this stone money bank:

And I went to Sunset Park to watch the sunset:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Life on the Other Side of the Planet

Here we are, reunited on the banks of Chamorro Bay. Who would've thought when we left here in 2005 that we would EVER come back?

No information to be had.

Monday, June 08, 2009

It's Not the Worst, Though

I've seen some bad bathrooms in my day, but this is the first one I found that admits it.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Stop & Feast

I pass this restaurant every day on my way home, so I finally stopped and took a picture. What if you are thinking about your dog when you walk in? Or a Sophia Loren? Or Russia?

Friday, June 05, 2009

Xin Hang Clean Club

I bought this cleaner because I'm tired of my household utensils surface being hurled into the fiery depths of Hell.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Heron on the Herring Run

I took these pictures walking home from the bus yesterday.