Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Looking Down on Things

We flew over these islands on our journey across the Pacific.

It amazes me when we fly over these tiny dots after hours in the sky. People spend their days, weeks and lives down there.

This was the smallest and most isolated island of all. Maybe there's a little kid looking up at us with as much wonder as I look down on them.


Standing in the ruins of the Catholic Church that was destroyed in World War II:

This is an entrance in the wall that the Spanish built more than a hundred years ago to protect them from the violence of the Pohnpei Islanders:

This stairway has been taken over by a very slowly descending tree:

Once there was a bookmobile run by the library. It's not doing so well anymore:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nature Shots

A rock formation in the southern part of the island:

Looking up into the branches of a rain tree:

A butterfly on a palm frond:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Traveling across the Mighty Pacific

First stop: a few hours in Hawai'i.

Stop two: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands

Third stop: Pohnpei