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Transition

August 20, 2011

When first arriving on Guam, one typically checks into a resort hotel, marveling at its modernity and sophistication thousands of miles from any continent.

Beach resorts are incomplete without beaches, and Guam does not disappoint.

Although I’ve gotten much better at sitting still in my old age, there’s still a spark of wanderlust.  This spark is fed over the short term by excursions on foot – some lasting several miles.

Postcard perfect private beaches beckon.

But after a while, beach walking becomes monotonous – as if to mimic a sandy treadmill.

Time to go inland and see what there is to see.

Flea markets of good and local produce.

Debris from a war fought nearly 70 year ago – in this case, on of the very few enemy tanks ever to roll across American soil.

(gratuitous shot of Hello Kitty SUV for Emily)

But still – there’s more to see, like how/where people live on this island, and how they go about their lives.

(Gratuitous shot of boonie Samurai for Doug Bennet)

To this end, I’m tearing a page from Michael Beatties blog playbook, outfitting a scooter for open air photoessay excursions.  Much easier, methinks, to point and shoot from an open air vehicle than it is to fight windshield glare.

The last modifications (transmission and carburetor) were made this week – it’s ready to take on Guam.

I’m waiting for the island to dry out; once it does, I’ll pack up both cameras, a couple bottles of water, sunscreen and an Epi Pen (to satisfy the Pheebs) and hit the road.

Do I know what I’ll find?

No – not really.  But if you’ve been reading this blog with any frequency, I’m fairly sure you’ll find it interesting.

Wish me luck!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2011 12:34 am

    Take many pictures. I am just as interested in the day to day of the people as the beaches.

    Take extra gas Chuck 🙂

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      August 20, 2011 3:15 am

      Just got back from a 78 mile tour of the south side, have reviewed the photos and they’re a LOT better than I thought they’d be! The scoot ran fine – even buried the speedo once just for the heckuvit.

      Weather permitting – I’ll do the same tomorrow!

  2. August 20, 2011 7:25 am

    Thanks for the picture of the Samurai. Where is all the rust?

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      August 20, 2011 4:54 pm

      That’s the nicest one on the island, and there are quite a few. I’ll try to take shots of some of the rougher ones next.

  3. Len Bloom permalink
    August 20, 2011 12:55 pm

    Can’t wait for the new adventure shots. Just wish I could see it in person instead of on your blog but it will be fun just the same.

  4. dangerboyandpixie permalink*
    August 20, 2011 4:54 pm

    It really was a cool ride – took about 75 shots and will go out and do it again today!

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