Truk Stop Hotel
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It was a challenge getting video #2 uploaded, with limited internet & a lot of intermittency. I had to drop it from high definition 1080p down to 480 (which I hate to do as the high def video is great) -- but hey, this gets it out to you. Here's the link:
Chuuk Day 1 Friday
We are pretty remote here and both internet and phone lines are gone which makes for a very interesting break from the world we live. Sorry for the delay, but you will be getting this once we arrive for a five hour layover in Guam on Tuesday -- so hopefully on Tuesday, which is our Wednesday, you will get to read this update. We arrived in Chuuk to a warm reception, meaning hot and sweaty...UV index of 11. There are three flights a week ...
... our pickup to LAX and flight to Hawaii. Robert clearly not reading the label overdosed on Ambien so while he slept I read four newspapers, three magazines and a book on the WWII battles on Peleliu and Okinawa...to be discussed later when we hit Peleliu.
Layover in Hawaii and then off for an eight hour flight to Guam. Robert and I being ever cautious took plenty of Beano for the flight and while they proclaim to stop ...
United Airlines Flight 154, Segment 5
Pohnpei International Airport (PNI) to Chuuk International Airport (TKK), Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia
Boeing 737-800 N35236
Seat: 7A (United Economy, bulkhead)
Distance: 438 miles
Duration: 1hr 14min
Once boarding is complete, ...
We are back from 11 days travelling with 8 of those days in Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon. This was our 1st big dive trip for years and it was just wonderful. I had forgotten how beautiful the underwater can be. I don't have an underwater camera, but I will try to get some photos from others and post on this site later. I will include a couple of above water pics.
It is a long time travelling, from Brisbane to Cairns, wait 5 hours, Cairns ...