Oldie but goodie, it is one the numerous photos I took while living on the island of Guam. It keeps me calm and gives me a warm place to think about during these below freezing temperatures of the winter season here in Illinois.
Haputo, which is located on the northern side of the island. It is an arial view because in order to get to the shore its about a 30 minute hike down a trail going through the jungle. The elevation changes about 300 feet from the start to the shore and it is well worth it. The path down to the short is a mixture of an old eroding stair case and some dirt paths from where the stair case did not hold its ground.
So watching your step is a must and it is important to never take your eyes off where you are walking or you just might tumble down the side of the hill that the trail winds down. Reaching the end of the trail, the beach greats you with a breeze as you are finally out of the humid jungle. The waters at Haputo are clear and calm. In some areas there is fresh water coming from the shore and mixes in with the salt water. The water is clear enough for you to see someone five feet in front of you and to also b e able to take a look at all the life below the water such as corals and fishes.
There are not many visitors as it is only accessible to the military due to it being on base. The limited access however has allowed this beach to thrive and remain mostly untouched by harmful things such as garbage, fires and other silly things that us humans do.
Not saying I am the best at taking photos in this type of weather, I am still learning as this is my third winter in my entire life. There are some good things to the cold and snow. Since I am home for the day due to the weather closing campus, I geared up and took a walk around my back yard and the front yard snapping photos. I went in and out of my house a few times to get the photos done because I do not have protective gear for my camera.
I have a love and hate relationship with winter ever since I moved here.
I love it because it is something new for me to explore, and I hate it because it makes me sick. The snow is pretty most of the time, and fun to play in when you have the right group of friends.
It sucks when someone decides to throw a snowball at you and it ends up being mostly ice and hits your head. I think that the next week will be a mixture of emotions.
There will always be the great memories of the warm and white beaches of Guam for me to day dream about. Especially during these below freezing days and nights. I shall see you in my dreams Guam.
Today, tomorrow and Thursday I will be participating in the Twitter Scavenger Hunt 2014. There are a handful of schools participating this month, and it is about promoting our school and showing what it has to offer.
Until next time, good morning, good afternoon, good night.