the escaping seashell!!!
once i went really closed the creature hid inside the shell and thought i would go away...which i of course didn`t;)) i was waiting behind my lense to get a good shot of the little creep :D after a few minutes the shrimp-without-the-tail deared to peak out of his shell and once he saw me still there, he decided to run for his life!!!
getting to know the locals...
ok, so i was looking on the beach the lovely formed stones that was pieces of coral washed from the ocean....until i noticed that a few of them got scared and started to run away!!! what!!! i never saw escaping stones before!!! but a closer look proved me wrong, they were not stones, they were seashells!!! but i never saw seashells either running off like that!!!
peeking into the mysterious caves!!!
the island of saipan is actually a top of a great ancient underwater volcano...the rock material is actually lava with very interesting formations seen on many places where the shore contacts the ocean...there are many interesting caves that you will wanna peek into :)) i peeked into this one and while at it i slipped and dropped one of my cameras into the salt water, after which it refused to work anymore :D i guess the cave did not wanna be peeked into....however, gladly enough the film was saved!!!
it`s very easy to get off the beaten paths...
...as the beaten paths are not so many!!! can be discovered in a few hours driving around the little island. now, if the map you got when renting the car or elsewhere, says there is a road, do not take it for granted!!! if you do, you are gonna be WAY OFF the beaten path in no time!!! which might be kinda exciting, indeed....until ur car gets stuck in the mud in the middle of nowhere in wilderness....and u start hearing strange animals` sounds...
the decision u`ll be constantly making is " is my current vehicle able to take the challenge ahead...forever narrowing road, deepening muddy road and the jungle bushes framing the road ever so tightly....
There are some tourist...
There are some tourist attractions ; such as ' Banzai Cliff' which means ' Hurray' cliff. (Where the Japanese soldiers committed mass suicide when they defeated in the war..I heard the soldiers jumped in the sea with being tied their waist with a rope each other....and then jumped in the sea One by one....)
When i got there, I saw many Japanese tourists who were doing ' Memorial service' for the soldiers...
The locals I feel. They are...
The locals I feel. They are some of the friendliest people on earth. So, take sometime, and talk to them, especially the elderly, they have fantastic storys to share, and enjoy doing so. Soak up some local customs, if you don't, you will have missed one of lifes wonderful gifts.
Behind of me is 'Managaha...
Behind of me is 'Managaha Island'.
(You can imagine how windy it was that day... Look at my HAIRS...)
Another tourist attraction is...
Another tourist attraction is ' Bird Island'.
There are a lot of birds flying here and there of the sky ...
Going to the' Managaha Island...
Going to the' Managaha Island ' by boat.
You can enjoy snorkeling there.
I love the Sun shining and the sky of this picture...^^
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