Cruising in the Tuamotu islands ~ French Polynesia
Ant atoll in Pohnpei. Can't wait to go back to visit the extended family
Republic of Palau, Micronesia
The Chuuk (or Truk) Lagoon is a large atoll north of New Guinea, it is also the biggest ship graveyard in the world. Back in February of 1944, the U.S. Navy launched an attack on the Imperial Japanese Army called Operation Hailstone. By the end of it, thousands of soldiers on both sides were dead, their corpses forever entombed at the bottom of the Pacific. And there they still are- ships, tanks, and bodies, left untouched, just as they were nearly 70 years ago.