© Robert Siegel
--> Quick link to photo page
--> Quick link to island pictures

Pohnpei, 2018

Pohnpei from Ant Atoll

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

line

Quick links within page

+ nan madol
+ kolonia
+ food
+ sokehs
+ island life
+ diving
+ ant atoll
+ people
+ birds
+ mammals
+ bugs
+ flora
+ misc
+ en route
+ itinerary
+ Acknowledgements

line

Nan Madol - UNESCO World Heritage Site

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Ship's bow

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Bob and Janet

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Remnants in the jungle

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Inside

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Through the window

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Chamber

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Wall

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Construction

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

Wall details

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Bob by barrier wall

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Landscapes

Kepirohi waterfall

micronesia 2018

Waterfalls
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Lududuhniap waterfall

micronesia 2018

Waterfalls
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Waterfall portrait

micronesia 2018

Lududuhniap waterfall
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Bob and waterfall

micronesia 2018

Bob
Waterfalls
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Lududuniap falls

micronesia 2018

Waterfall
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Swim at your own risk

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Waterfall monument

micronesia 2018

Lududuhniap waterfall
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Landscape with fog

micronesia 2018

from Nett Ramen
Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Sokehs profiled

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

Sokehs evening

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

In the bay

micronesia 2018

Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Overcast

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Land, sea, sky

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Kolonia

Church

micronesia 2018

Church
Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Old Church

micronesia 2018

Church
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Church
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Spanish wall

micronesia 2018

Walls
Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Spanish wall

micronesia 2018

Walls
Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

line

Spanish wall

micronesia 2018

Walls
Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

Rider

micronesia 2018

Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

Distance from Pohnpei

micronesia 2018

Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

A coconut named Bob

micronesia 2018

Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

line

I heart Kolonia

micronesia 2018

Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Cinema

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

14 buck chuck

micronesia 2018

Wine
Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

T-shirts

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Kalangan

micronesia 2018


Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Mangrove Bay

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Mangrove Bay

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Where they start

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Sharking artwork

micronesia 2018

Shark
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

You can do it

micronesia 2018

Walls
Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG5

line

Island life

Making sakau

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Sakau - preparing the roots

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Sakau

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

River crossing

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

The moves

micronesia 2018

Basketball
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Baseball boys

micronesia 2018


Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Baseball

micronesia 2018


Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

No betel nut

micronesia 2018

Betel
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Betel
Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

By Ethel

micronesia 2018

Betel

Kolonia, Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Imelda's legacy

micronesia 2018

Shoes
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 5Dmark2

line

KFC

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Deja Brew

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Flu shot

micronesia 2018

Flu
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Fish market

micronesia 2018

Fish
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Parrotfish on ice

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Preparing fish

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Buying local food

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Crafts

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Green bananas

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 5Dmark2

line

Red bananas

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Taro

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Food

Tuna

micronesia 2018

Mangrove Bay restaurant
Tuna
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Bento box

micronesia 2018

Tuna
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

The kitchen

micronesia 2018

Nett Ramen
Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Bagels!

micronesia 2018

Bagels
Deja Brew
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Food conveyed

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Tuna fleet

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Chopper

micronesia 2018

Tuna fleet
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Maritime relic

micronesia 2018

ships
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Sunken ship
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Ships
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Cars
Pohnpei
May 26, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Off-roading

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Safety first

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Tired of driving

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Sokehs

Sokehs Church

micronesia 2018

Church
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Columnar basalt

micronesia 2018

Columnar basalt
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Columnar basalt
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Columnar basalt
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Columnar basalt

micronesia 2018

Columnar basalt
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Bob the canons

micronesia 2018

Bob
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
PC: Lucas Arribas Layton

line

Bob the canons

micronesia 2018

Bob
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
PC: Lucas Arribas Layton

line

Diving

micronesia 2018

Reef manta ray (Manta alfredi)
Family: Mobulidae
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Reef manta ray (Manta alfredi)
Family: Mobulidae
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

He-ta, him-ta, his-ta

micronesia 2018

Reef manta ray (Manta alfredi)
Family: Mobulidae
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Reef manta ray (Manta alfredi)
Family: Mobulidae
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

School - and one dropout

micronesia 2018

Barracuda
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Bob and feather duster

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Starfish

micronesia 2018

Sea star
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Tube worm

micronesia 2018

Tube worm
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Janet diving

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Bob diving

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

After the dives

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Ant Atoll

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Coral head

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Coral head

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Coral heads

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Giant clam

micronesia 2018

Clam ()
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Giant clam

micronesia 2018

Clam ()
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Giant clam farmed

micronesia 2018

Clam ()
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Clam cloth

micronesia 2018

This is a piece of cloth that Janet had in her house. It is actually from Africa, but it greatly reminded me of the giant clams we saw diving.

Clam ()
Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Black-tipped reef shark ()
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Under the sea

micronesia 2018

Black-tipped reef shark ()
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Barrier reef

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Luc snorkeling

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Feather duster

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Sebastian

micronesia 2018

Crab ()
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Cuke

micronesia 2018

See cucumber ()
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Coral

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Clouds over Ant

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Contemplative

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

El Cap

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Herman

micronesia 2018

Hermit crab
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Hermit crab
Ant Atoll, Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Hermit crab
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Crab
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Baby sea turtle

micronesia 2018

Turtle
Ant Atoll, Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Turtle
Ant Atoll, Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Emerald Tree Skink (Lamprolepis smaragdina)
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Blue-tailed skink

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Fish

Eel

micronesia 2018

Eel
Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Seething with eels

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Eel

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Feeding the outer eel

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Fish

micronesia 2018

Fish
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Birds

micronesia 2018

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubiginosus)
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Lorikeet in flight

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei lorikeet (Trichoglossus rubiginosus)
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaeton lepturus)
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Brown

micronesia 2018

Brown booby (Sula leucogaster)
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Booby

micronesia 2018

Brown booby (Sula leucogaster)
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Brown booby (Sula leucogaster)
Family Sulidae
Pohnpei

June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

On papaya

micronesia 2018

Micronesian starling (Aplonis opaca)
Family Sturnidae
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

In papaya

micronesia 2018

Micronesian starling (Aplonis opaca)
Family Sturnidae
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Starling

micronesia 2018

Micronesian starling (Aplonis opaca)
Family Sturnidae
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Honey eater

micronesia 2018

Micronesian myzomela (Myzomela rubratra)
Family: Meliphagidae
Pohnpei
May 26, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Micronesian myzomela (Myzomela rubratra)
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei kingfisher (Todiramphus reichenbachii) - endemic
Family: Alcedinidae
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Kingfisher

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei kingfisher (Todiramphus reichenbachii) - endemic
Family: Alcedinidae
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Hunstein's mannikin or mottled munia (Lonchura hunsteini)
Family: Estrildidae
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Class is in session

micronesia 2018

Hunstein's mannikin or mottled munia (Lonchura hunsteini)
Family: Estrildidae
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Munia fenced

micronesia 2018

Hunstein's mannikin or mottled munia (Lonchura hunsteini)
Family: Estrildidae
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Tern sign

micronesia 2018

Tern
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Chicken on grass

micronesia 2018

Chicken
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Rooster

micronesia 2018

Chicken
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Chick

micronesia 2018

Chicken
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Mammals

Ubiquitous

micronesia 2018

Dog
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Dog

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Pig
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Pig
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Batty

micronesia 2018

Fruit bat
Botanical garden
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Mr. Toad

micronesia 2018

Toad (Bufo bufo) - introduced
Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Frog
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Frog

micronesia 2018

Frog
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Spiral snail

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Bugs

micronesia 2018

Grasshopper
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Grasshopper

micronesia 2018

Grasshopper
Pohnpei
May 26, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Butterfly
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Butterfly

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Bagworm

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Spider
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Jumping spider
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Jumping spider
Pohnpei
June 2, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Spider
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Dragonfly
Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Flies on fish

micronesia 2018

Flies
Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Flora

Fronds

micronesia 2018

Palm
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Palm
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Betel nut

micronesia 2018

Betel
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Flower

micronesia 2018

()
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Flower fenced

micronesia 2018

Botanical garden
Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Botanical garden
Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Parasitic

micronesia 2018

Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

When orchids do gymnastics

micronesia 2018

Orchid
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Orchids on a white sky

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Yellow flower

micronesia 2018

()
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Hibiscus

micronesia 2018

Hibiscus
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Mimosa

micronesia 2018

Sensitive plant
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Fruit
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Gingerly

micronesia 2018

Ginger
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Ginger in the pink

micronesia 2018

Ginger
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

-

Ginger

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Norfolk pine

micronesia 2018

Norfolk pine ()
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

Rainbow bark

micronesia 2018

Eucalyptus
Botanical garden
Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Pandanus

micronesia 2018

Pandanus
Ant Atoll
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Pandanus fruit

micronesia 2018

Pandanus
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Pandanus branches

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Pandanus leaves

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Leaf

micronesia 2018

Leaf
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Bush

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Flower

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Tropical rainforest

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

The forest reclaims

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Mangrove

micronesia 2018

Mangrove ()
Sokehs, Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

micronesia 2018

Mangrove ()
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Mangrove

micronesia 2018

Mangrove seed
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Mangrove alley

micronesia 2018

Mangrove ()
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Mangrove ()
Pohnpei
May 30, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Mangrove protection

micronesia 2018

Mangrove ()
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Fungi
Pohnpei
May 26, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Mushroom
Pohnpei
May 26, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Shelf fungus
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Fungus
Pohnpei
May 27, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018

Lichen
Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Peace Corps

Placating peace

micronesia 2018

Peace Corps plaque
Peace Corps
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Stamping peace

micronesia 2018

Peace Corps
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Stamping Pohnpei

micronesia 2018

Peace Corps
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Shedding Peace Corps

micronesia 2018

Peace Corps
Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Botanical garden

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 5Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Canon 5Dmark2

line

Building

micronesia 2018

Botanical garden

Pohnpei
June 4, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

People

Met the Hedsons

micronesia 2018

John (Johnny) and Bernolina (Berno) Hedson
Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Got fish?

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Canon 7Dmark 2

line

In the rain

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
May 29, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Janet

micronesia 2018

Nan Madol
Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

New friends

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Bob and baseball boy

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Bob and boy

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 31, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

micronesia 2018


Pohnpei
May 28, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Slide

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 3, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Handsful

micronesia 2018

Pohnpei
June 1, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

Frigate stamp

micronesia 2018

Frigate
June 19, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

Kagu stamp

micronesia 2018

Kagu
June 19, 2018
Canon 5Dmark 2

line

Janet's map

micronesia 2018

This is the map that Janet drew for me. Usually I simply used the GPS on my phone with maps I had downloaded. These work even on airline mode. Amazing.

Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 8, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

What was on

micronesia 2018

Golden State
The Micronesians seemed quite interested and invested in the NBA playoffs.
Pohnpei airport
June 4, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2

line

Janet's map

micronesia 2018

This is the map that Janet drew for me. Usually I simply used the GPS on my phone with maps I had downloaded. These work even on airline mode. Amazing.

Kolonia, Pohnpei
June 8, 2018
Olympus Tough TG-5

line

The Trip Itinerary - May 25, 2018 to June 4, 2018

+ May 25, 2018 Friday - Depart SFO on United

Dropped off at SFO by Wendy
United flight from SFO to Honolulu
Short layover
Call Lee from the plane after boarding second flight
Honolulu to Guam
Guam to Truuk
Truuk to Pohnpei

+ May 26, 2018 Saturday

On the plane all day, cross international dateline
Arrive just after midnight
Pick up by Janet and drive to their house
Stay in outside guest house

+ May 27, 2018 Sunday

Check out car graveyard and heighborhood birds
Hike to Lududuhniap waterfall with Janet, Luc, Isabel, and Thomas
Picnic at the falls
Dinner at Mangrove Bay Bar and Sushi - with Janet, Luc, Isabel and Thomas

+ May 28, 2018 Monday

Breakfast at the house - Janet made oatmeal
Circumnavigate the island by car - counterclockwise
Drive to Nan Madol
Quick picnic lunch in car
Drive to Kepirohi waterfall

+ May 29, 2018 Tuesday

Eels
Sokehs Island with Janet
Columnar basalt in the rain
Dinner at Nett Ramen with Janet and the kids

+ May 30, 2018 Wednesday

Drive to Mangrove Bay
Rent kayak from Mangrove Bay
Kayak through mangroves - solo
Accidentally knock off glasses into mangrove swamp
20 minutes or so looking for them - unsuccessfully
Only charged for 2 hours

+ May 31, 2018 Thursday

Walk around Kolonia - Spanish Wall, Old Church, Philatelic Center - bought beautiful commemorative stamps
Cliff Rainbow Hotel and Restaurant, Kolonia - with Janet and Luc - tuna bento box
Hike up Sokehs Ridge with Luc - birds, view, Japanese canons
Dinner with John (Johnny) Hedson and his Berno at Ocean View restaurant (the only eatery I would not return to - service, food)
We arrived after dark so we did not even get the view.

+ June 1, 2018 Friday

Up early to dive, but dive master John Jr. never showed up
Drop off Jose
Kapimirangi Village (the name of their outer island - Polynesian ethnically but Micronesian politically)
Buy village crafts
Drop off Janet
Old church
Deja Brew - dry cap and mocha cake
PCR Nantehlik (conveyor belt) restaurant for lunch
Get gas - Pohnpei Service Station

+ June 2, 2018 Saturday

Diving
with Janet Holt and Peter Ang
Two dives
Manta dive
Reef dive
Ace Office Supplies - a few groceries
Yoshie Enterprise store - buy gift soap, lots of sparkling waters

+ June 3, 2018 Sunday

Ant Atoll
Explore island - sea turtles, sharks, underwater farm of giant clams
Fabulous snorkling along the wall by the outlet to the atoll
Dinner at the house - Luc's lentil stew
Packing

+ June 4, 2018 Monday

Pohnpei Botanical garden
Deja Brew - dry cap and mocha cake
Lyft home from Airport

line

Acknowledgements

My sincerest gratitude to Janet and Luc for every aspect of this fabulous trip!!!
Also to Isabel and Thomas for putting up with me and for lots of hugs and smiles.

Thanks also for my friends who had been to Pohnpei who gave me advice and encouragement and connections, including Dave Cohan, Tai-Ho Chen, Andy Newman, Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, and Sunny Chin.

Thanks to my dive partners: Janet Holt, Stephanie and Todd Ritland, Peter Ang from Perth. Also my Ant Atoll partners: Janet and Luc, Isabel and Thomas, Donna Thompson and Kathy.

Thanks to John (Johnny) and Bernolina (Berno) Hedson for taking time from surgery and delivering babies to meet up for dinner.

Thanks to Marta for the mini-dance lesson and for helpong me access the botanical garden.

And thanks to all the kind and interesting locals and visitors with whom I interacted during my stay.

line

| Robert's home page | Robert's photo page | Island pages | Return to top of page | Comments? |

line


Last modified: December 9, 2018
Created: June 5, 2018 (from galapagos2017.html)
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
All pictures are protected by copyright. Do not use without permission.