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Thread: A small trip on the island

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    On Sunday, we decided to take a little ride around the Southern side of the island.
    I had my camera with me and got a few pics. Hope you like them.

    Cetti Bay Overlook with Cocos Island back there
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    Are there a lot of people living there other than military.....looks pretty

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    This was just a park memorial we stopped at...the view was awesome
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    This was the ONLY hibiscus on the plant. Was too pretty to pass up
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    mountains
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    Oh my that looks like heaven. Thanks Terri

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    Looking down the valley to the little village of Umatac, you can see what we call London Bridge. Umatac is belived to be where Magellan first landed.
    I tried to get a picture of the monument the have, but there were too many people and no place to park. The village has a fiesta every year in honor of Magellan.

    Going further, you see Cocos Island. It's a nice retreat you can go and visit. Snorkeling and diving is supposed to be awesome there. If you don't want to take the little boat (about a 30 min ride) you can rent a kayak and go yourself.

    London Bridge....I'm sure it has another name, but I don't know it...sorry.
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    looking down on Umatac Village
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    Looking down the valley to the little village of Umatac, you can see what we call London Bridge. Umatac is belived to be where Magellan first landed.
    I tried to get a picture of the monument the have, but there were too many people and no place to park. The village has a fiesta every year in honor of Magellan.

    Going further, you see Cocos Island. It's a nice retreat you can go and visit. Snorkeling and diving is supposed to be awesome there. If you don't want to take the little boat (about a 30 min ride) you can rent a kayak and go yourself.

    Cocos Island
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    One more of Cocos Island
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    The dock at Cocos Island. I'm on Guam looking at the island. That's how close it is.
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    Love the bridge

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    What a beautiful looking country.

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    Stunning! Thanks for the mini getaway, my view here is grey, grey sky, grey buildings, bleugh. That was a nice feast for the eyes

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    Hope you enjoyed your little tour

    This little guy met me while I was taking pictures
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    Can't have a picture of bananas without the Banana Spider.
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    what a beautiful place to live.
    don't know how you get any quilting done with views like that!

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    LOL
    You should see the view I have from my computer desk.
    I posted it somewhere, can't remember where.

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    I'm SOOOOO ready to leave. In fact, I was ready to leave the 3d day we were here. Don't get me wrong....it's pretty and all here, but I'm a New England girl. I love my 4 seasons and have been stuck on islands for 12 years and I'm pretty tired of driving around in circles.
    The best thing about living here is Asia is so close and pretty cheap to travel to, so I can "hop" over there for more culture.
    In fact...I might be headed back to Hong Kong in a couple weeks....just all depends on schedules.

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    Loretta, I love to shovel snow. I think in 22 years of marriage, hubby has shoveled snow maybe 5 times, if that. I'm usually the one out there doing it. It works out pretty good. I do yardwork, he does housework!

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    Wow Terri, what a wonderful place to live!! Don't think I'd get much of anything done but staring at the beautiful scenery :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Nice photos of your little pebble in the big pond! I am :mrgreen: . I would love to get out of here, and enjoy some tropical splendor....

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    Thanks for sharing. I love going on vacations FREE...(Only way I can afford to go) :roll:

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    Loved the pictures, Terri. Very pretty there and I know I will never get there so the tour was wonderful. :lol:

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    You are all welcome.
    I'm hoping to get to the Northern part of the island maybe this weekend coming. All depends on hubbys schedule on the ship.
    I like him to drive so I can tell him when to stop so I can take pictures.

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    Beautiful island, Terri!
    I enjoyed all of your pics!

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    Beautiful Terri! Thanks for the tour. BUT like you, I would miss the seasons - that's why I won't go any further south here in France - too hot! I like a bit of winter, wood fires and all that! Spring is welcome and autumn (sorry, fall! lol) is beautiful. I would NOT like to live somewhere with permanent summer. You must get some rain there though - it's so green. Tropical storms I guess?

    And I know what you mean about islands - nowhere to go but round and round! Great for a holiday but not to live!

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    Ah Terri, thanks for that short vacation, its truly beautiful, very lush and green. it looks quite a big island, but like you say when you are on an island it really isnīt long before you know where every thing is.

    London Bridge, okay if thats its name :D London bridge is across a river and a tad bigger I think. :wink:

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    I did a search for the name of it and yes, they call it London Bridge. One of the mayors of the village had it built back in the 80s.

    I'm going to try to talk Courtney into going to the beach down the street tomorrow. Maybe we can get some good fish pictures or something.

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    Oh, thank you for the great mini vacation! It is so nice to see the blue waters! Love the London Bridge! If they can put the London Bridge out in the desert, you can have one in Guam! :lol:

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    ewwww, pretttttty! your water looks so nice and inviting. Do you go to the beach much? know you burn easily.
    thought I saw a tomona in one of the jungle pics, lol* or was that hubby? j/k...hmmm, wonder why they call it London Bridge. You think it might look like one in London?
    I didn't know you had mountains. wow, i took a trip and never left the farm:wink::wink::wink:

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