We also found lots of other interesting stuff on the beaches...
|A Japanese "Pill Box"|
|Everything is found today, just where it was left at the end of WW2.|
|I think people may have been a little shorter....|
|Blown up fuel bunkers....|
|This was the Japanese Headquarters.... just barely standing...|
|The remains of Japanese ZERO's and other aircraft....|
|A remarkably "in tact" ZERO engine....|
|Shore defense guns.... Frozen in time....|
|Unexploded bombs just laying at the end of the runway....|
|Treasures found as we explored....|
We started to make jewelry out of some of the amazing shells we have collected. It is a long and tedious process, but we hope people will like what we make. When we come to Canada in June we will be selling them (as cheap as $5!) and using the money for our Right to Write work...
From Maleolap we sailed 2 days north to a completely isolated and uninhabited Atoll called Rongarik. Here we spent a few weeks COMPLETELY ALONE! The closest have man being was at least 100 miles away on another Atoll... what a surreal feeling to be that isolated. And while it couldn't last forever, we enjoyed it immensely while it lasted.
|Baby Boobie Birds|
|Magnificent Frigate Bird|
|Red Footed Boobie|
|Juvenile Boobie Bird.|
|Japanese Sea Plane in the lagoon...|
|We added a "hazard" buoy to the wreck, to stop unsuspecting yachties from dragging their boat anchors over the wreck...|
|The remains of a Japanese kitchen. Huge woks were placed in the holes on the top and wood fires burned underneath.|
|The US military just emptied this shore bunker last year of a few tons of live ordinances!|
|The mayor (chief) OD Wotje is getting the villagers to make themselves a park! It looks great!|
|Lanny found some old rifle barrels....|
|We collected more than 20 fishing clips on our travels.....|
|Every windward shore is a junk collectors paradise!|
|The main road!|
|The road home....|
|This was made for Shelley by the Queen of Maleolap! We were honored to receive this gift...|
After all this time, our food supplies were getting low, so we set sail back to Majuro where we have a few days to re-supply before we set out on our next adventure!