Friday, July 30, 2010

A Stop at PATS

One of the saddest events for education, the economy and the future of Micronesia was the closing of the Pohnpei Agriculture and Trade School a few years back. A week and a half ago, we drove around the island and stopped at their abandoned campus in Madolenihmw to walk around:

This is the Catholic chapel, the nicest church building I've seen on island!

Can you imagine attending a school with this view?

Down in the aquaculture building they are still working to make aquaculture part of the economy. Here are some clams growing in a tank where they will remain safe, uneaten and amazingly beautiful:

And some sponges:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Random Pics from the Island

Rainy shipwrecks in Sokehs Bay:

Every morning at 10:30am, a UFO flew over our apartment. It's hard to see, but here's the best picture I could get of it:

The new building at the College has a bathroom that is perpetually locked. Someone apparently was upset about it, but didn't have the patience to get to the word "door":

Every Saturday morning we heard a constant chorus of "CAR WASH!" from the parking lot across the street from our apartment. Here's one of the little imps who engrained those words into our minds:

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just Another Evening

I could've posted tons more pictures, because we spent almost every evening this summer sitting on the back patio sipping tea while the sun set. Here are just a few of the views we enjoyed:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Home Again

I forgot to bring the cable to download pictures during my stay in Pohnpei for the last few weeks. Now that I'm back home, I can finally post my pictures.

Let's start with some animals.

Here is a fish that was eaten by me. Well, not just me, other people had some, too. Here he is giving us the silent cry for help. It was given in vain.

Behind the market where we purchased our fruits, vegetables and fish, we found this turtle lying in a very uncomfortable position. The disturbing thing about seeing this is that he was STILL ALIVE!!! Poor thing.

We spent several evenings at the theater. Here we are watching "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."