I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by while living on the island of Guam. I am going to attempt to catch up on two years worth of living here on the island, in my blogging world. I wonder what I can write out in a span of two months? I know there will be new adventures after I wrap up work behind the chair, on April the 1st. We will be shipping our household goods here shortly to Monterey, CA. So guess what I am going to do???
I am going to do more exploring. With others? On my own? I seem to run into a lot of random things when I am by myself. From a man selling squid and octopus on the side of the road,
to black tip reef sharks swimming up on my legs,
I never know what I am going to run into. Seriously, one morning, before work I saw two, big, black tip reef sharks feeding on Dadi Beach.
I am ready to see more of that. But only from the shore. I will also be okay with not being attacked by a Trigger Fish, again, while snorkeling.
The monitor lizard that I’ve ran into countless times here on the island never gets old. A local that I follow on Instagram told me that it is a sign of good luck!
A random run in with a pig, never gets old either.
Oh and running into sea turtles, I see them on my morning walk frequently as they are feeding in the ocean.
Carabao, oh those carabao…
You’ll be driving around and boom there’s one on the side of the road or at Fort Soledad.
When you live on an island you always see crabs. Some are a lot larger than others. It’s common to hear the coconut crab clicking along on the sidewalk. I’ve ran into one before far away from home but of course I didn’t have my phone camera or camera to take a photo of it. It was so far away from the ocean and hilarious.
You will find big crabs hiding in holes.
Or walking along the beach.
Shortly after we arrived on the island of Guam we met John Santos, aka, The Carabao Man.
He walked along Marine Corp Highway with his carabao Lucy and his dogs that wore sunglasses. His goal was to bring a smile to one’s face! He got three smiles from us that day.
We thankfully had a chance to chat with John before his passing. Click here for more on him. He was a very kind soul.
In the next few months I will finally be updating this blog on things I find interesting on Guam. The blog is seriously in need of updating. I have one funny fur girl, who was once a boonie dog, that I need to write about. She’s not pictured with this pack of boonie dogs we found one Sunday afternoon. Because she’s now our little Honey!
We’ve had lots of fun experiences here on Guam and experienced some rough times as well. That’s life, right?
Oh I almost forgot about the recent run in with an active brown tree snake.
I have been so busy with working other avenues in life I have not updated much here and am reminding myself that it’s time. I gotta wear shades!