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Jeff’s Pirate’s Cove — Revisited.

July 23, 2011

Thursday was Liberation Day in Guam – a HUGE deal which effectively shuts the island down and concentrates the majority of the population in downtown Hagatna for the parade.

While I’m all for liberation, I’m not a fan of crowds.  When the Pheebs suggested we go to the opposite side of the island, I jumped at the chance.

The place was pretty deserted – save for a few tourists unaware the biggest thing on the island was a half-hour away.

We had the usual – a Jeff’s burger and fries washed down with a cold beer.  After finishing lunch, we opted to hang out and explore Jeff’s very large compound.

Jeff even has a museum on site.

I’d thought the idea a tad cheesy – but we went inside anyway.

Surprisingly – the museum was crammed with all manner of interesting ephemera.

Guam is square in the trade winds; they get 15-20 MPH breezes pretty much all year.  Jeff”s joint is on the windward side, so flotsam and jetsam washes ashore on his long beach quite frequently.  After living here 30-odd years, he’s managed to collect all manner of stuff.

I found the glass floats fascinating.

Glass floats were used by Japanese fishermen on their nets and are, on the average, about 100 years old.  They get locked in a Pacific current until a storm pulls them loose, ending up on the windward shores of Guam – amongst other places.

That something as fragile as a hand blown glass ball could survive a century on the open sea – well…it boggles the imagination.

We wandered the grounds to see what there was to see…

Jeff has his own weather station – which allows you to see our weather in real time here:

We walked to water’s edge and took in the scenery.

Jeff’s property goes to the edge of the Tokcha River.  We know this, as Jeff is fond of signage.

Along the edge of the river channel, fishermen have built stands from driftwood from which to catch a meal.

Not a bad way to spend the day, methinks.

All this and turtle nests, too.

A pleasant day on the windward side!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Grandma permalink
    July 23, 2011 7:02 am

    Hi……………..I find the bottles very interesting also…..Keep up the good work….

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      July 23, 2011 4:27 pm

      The Coke bottles from WWII were easily three times as heavy as a modern glass one. But then – they were supposed to be used more than once.

      Glad you like it!

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