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arc691
September 26th, 2012, 07:54 AM
(Whoops~ one too many "l's" in "galore")

Anyway...

Hey everybody!

My brother and I and about thirty of our friends went on an ocean voyage last week to three outer islands of Chuuk, Micronesia. I absolutely love trips like this! We left on Sunday evening and traveled through the night. At one point we were in the middle of a thunderstorm, but thankfully we made it safely to the island right as the sun was coming up. Here are a few pictures:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/15Headingouttosea.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5853.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5868.jpg


When we got close to the island, some guys came out in a canoe and gave one of our friends a ride to shore. He took the gas can to the man with a motor boat so he could come pick the rest of us up from the ship.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5879.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5884.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5885.jpg


We were on the island Losap for two days and nights. It was gorgeous, and the people were so sweet. Here are a few pictures of the beach and dock~ I'll include more in a reply below, so stay tuned!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5955.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5960.jpg

arc691
September 26th, 2012, 08:01 AM
Among other things, I taught the children a Bible story:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5997.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP5993.jpg


We also had a fun craft-time and passed out clothes and candy:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6034.jpg


On our second day, my brother and I did a Tae Kwon Do demonstration:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6205.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6207.jpg


One of the techniques was how to escape from a hair grab:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6250.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6252.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6254.jpg

(Putting my hair back up after this part of the demo was over)


More pictures to follow in a reply~ thanks for looking!

arc691
September 26th, 2012, 08:09 AM
That afternoon my friends and I walked through the jungle to the beach at the far end of the island:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6326.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6327.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6342.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6362.jpg


Then early the next morning we got back on the ship and headed to the next island:

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6628.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6630.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6642.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6636.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6654.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/Trip%20to%20Losap%20et%20al%20Sept%202012/IMGP6652.jpg


That's all for this thread~ I'll post pictures from the next island in a new thread. Thanks for stopping by!

laurend1985
September 26th, 2012, 08:26 AM
That is so cool. Did you snorkel or scuba dive? Where did you depart from?

arc691
September 26th, 2012, 08:37 AM
That is so cool. Did you snorkel or scuba dive? Where did you depart from?

No, there are way too many sharks! My brother and his friends went fishing one morning and caught an 8-foot long shark...

We left from our island in the Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. Some maps say "Moen" but the real name of our island is "Weno."

Chimom79
September 26th, 2012, 08:41 AM
What AWESOME pics!

SoulOfTheSea
September 26th, 2012, 09:02 AM
Your pictures are just so beautiful, everything about them: the location (just STUNNING clear waters and big blue skies), the people, you and your hair, they are so inspiring. :flower: Thanks so much for sharing!

gossamer
September 26th, 2012, 09:06 AM
arc691, I always adore your photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

PixxieStix
September 26th, 2012, 09:09 AM
I always look forward to your posts! Looks like it was a wonderful trip. =)

Maybe
September 26th, 2012, 10:20 AM
Wow, how beautiful!

joflakes
September 26th, 2012, 10:39 AM
That looks like paradise! Glad you had such a good time!

lapushka
September 26th, 2012, 10:41 AM
Amazing pictures. They always make me smile! :)

irisheyes
September 26th, 2012, 11:05 AM
Thank you for sharing. I considered working in Micronesia about 20 years ago, at a time when nurses were being recruited to go there. I dismissed the idea because my mom didn't want me to take my 3 year old so far away from home. I always enjoy seeing your pictures.

jel
September 26th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Lovely pics! Everything looks beautiful, but the rainbow is my favourite :)

ankh222
September 26th, 2012, 12:48 PM
beautiful island

Shepherdess
September 26th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Wow, lovely scenery! It looks like you had a lot of fun! ! ! Also, I always love to see your hair, it is amazing! :D

spidermom
September 26th, 2012, 03:06 PM
I want to apply for residency there!
Really gorgeous photos; thanks for sharing.

arc691
September 26th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Thanks, everybody! Irisheyes, that's so funny that you almost moved to Micronesia :)

DreadfulWoman
September 26th, 2012, 04:13 PM
I always look forward to seeing one of your threads pop up. The hair, the greenery, the ocean... It all just makes me want to :thud: Thanks for posting! :)

Sarahlabyrinth
September 26th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Beautiful photos! I lived in Vanuatu as a child and it reminded me of the wonderful beaches and peaceful friendly people!

Vrindi
September 26th, 2012, 04:30 PM
No, there are way too many sharks! My brother and his friends went fishing one morning and caught an 8-foot long shark...

We left from our island in the Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. Some maps say "Moen" but the real name of our island is "Weno."

Sharks are amazing!! You should swim with them! People are far more dangerous to sharks than they are to us, as the one your brother caught could tell you. Next time you get a change, I highly recommend swimming with them. And watch "Sharkwater." It's a documentary that should not be missed.

Your hair is incredible, btw.

Scarlett brooke
September 26th, 2012, 04:34 PM
Thank you for sharing x

spookyghost
September 26th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Beautiful pics! Sounds like you had alot of fun. Did the audience oooohhh and awe when you let your hair down?:lol:

owlathena
September 26th, 2012, 04:46 PM
That's incredible! Such a beautiful place! Your life sounds amazing!

jacqueline101
September 26th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Your post and pictures are great.

BrightEyes
September 26th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Beautiful pics!!:)

teal
September 26th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Beautiful pictures, as always! Do you get many comments about your hair when you're out and about?

meishkamooshka
September 27th, 2012, 12:34 AM
MY goodness. These images are just wonderful. My mouth opened wide at the picture of your hair during the demonstration.

melusine963
September 27th, 2012, 03:16 AM
Wow! Those islands are really beautiful.

embee
September 28th, 2012, 06:14 AM
As usual, Thank You, Arc! It's another world out there. Lovely. :)

sarah112786
September 28th, 2012, 06:32 AM
Very pretty! Looks like fun thanks for sharing

MaryO
September 28th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Oh wow, the water looks soooo good!! Wish I could take a dip! ;-)

Anabell
September 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM
So beautiful photos!! Thank you for sharing. I love especially the last one, with the ocean. Did you notice the long braid (at least hip length braid) of the little girl in the first picture from your second post? It's look like french rope braid.

so.... how can you escape from a hair grab? Do you have some video?

Xi
September 28th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Gorgeous pictures!! :blossom: Also -- you must be amazingly skilled to be able to do Tae kwon do with your hair unbunned!

ladyshep
October 29th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Oh my gosh! Now you are making me wonder- how DO you escape from a hair grab! NEVER thought of THAT before!!!

Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing!