Why Guam? Well, why not Guam? We haven’t been there before and our friends are stationed there for three years. So it only took us eight months to see them after they left the states.
We decided to cut the eleven hour flight in half and layover in Honolulu. Bruce hadn’t been there before so it worked out great. An evening and afternoon in Honolulu and we had a great time walking the lively beach city.
The last time I was in Honolulu was in 2004 and I was sick in bed. All I wanted was a malasada but I just couldn’t stomach it. So, this time, I made it the first item on the list to do before we got on the place for Guam. We hopped on the city bus and headed to Lenards for malasadas and a coffee. It was sooo good!
Bruce’s first steps in the waters of Waikiki beach.
We made to Guam! It’s an additional 6 hours from Hawaii, but we finally got to see our friends and their three kids. They kids were a bit shy at first but seeing them at the airport was a nice surprise!
First order of business after a night of good nights sleep, touring Andersen Airfare Base and then it was off to Dededo beach. This beach is basically enjoyed by the military as it is only accessible from the base. Haley and the kids go to this beach just about everyday. The waters are mostly calm making it a great swimming and snorkeling beach.
Did Someone Say Snorkeling?
The next day we were off base and headed to Fish Eye Marine Park for a snorkeling extravaganza. This preserve is well known for its crystal clear waters where the fish were awaiting for visitors to feed them!
Guam’s WWII significance is on view at the Pacific War Museum and at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park.
Below you can compare the view of Asan Beach to the old black and white photo below. You can barely make out any sign of military enforcements now.
DEEP SEA FISHING from Hagatna Marina
A Full Day Out At Sea
This turned out to be a perfect day to be out on the ocean. We had great team of fishing guides and had the gear ready to go in order to make “fishing” for yellowtail tuna very easy. I was the only one to luck out on my turn to reel in a fish that happened to be the only yellowfin we caught that afternoon.
WAIT! I forgot the Bruce almost had the largest fish and it was also a yellowfin tuna, but a shark got it before he could reel it in. He has proof of the “big one” that got away! That was a pretty big tuna. Look at the size of the fishes head!
Piti Canal Fish Reserve
The legend of Two Lovers Point
As the Legend Is Told . . .
Here we all are visiting the famous “Two Lovers Point.” Legend has it that forbidden love between a daughter of a Spanish aristocrat and a Chamorro boy of modest upbringing fell in love. However she was already promised to marry a Spanish Captain. But she fell in love with the young Chamorro instead. When the lovers tried to escape from the Spanish soldiers they found themselves at the top of the lookout of Tumon Bay. Cornered, the two lovers kissed for the last time and leaped to their deaths. The two lovers remain a symbol of true love – a love in which two souls are together forever in life and in death. Forever after, the high point on the cliff was known as Two Lovers Point.
We ended our stay with a last afternoon at Deddo beach. Everly is so cute.
It was so nice visiting with our friends in Guam. We miss them terribly and wish for their swift return to the states soon. Here we ended our last night in Guam with a little birthday celebration. What a way to spend a birthday, sun, fun, water and great friends.