Truk Stop Hotel
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OMG! We've landed in a 3rd world country! No wonder it took seven days and 49 phone calls (I'm not exaggerating) to get permission to come here. The air terminal, although it's open (unlocked) all the time, is only manned when the daily flight comes in. So it was impossible to get in touch with anyone. And there's no sense of urgency; everything, including forms, permits and approvals, can wait until tomorrow. And no other planes can use the airport for an hour before and after ...
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:
... 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 ...