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People and geography of Pohnpei, Micronesia FSM **A Gallery of Images**

The main island I will be on is Pohnpei. There are many outer islands that comprise Pohnpei and many other islands that make up the Federated States of Micronesia. With an annual rain fall on Pohnpei of around 300 inches, it is one of the wettest areas on earth. Many local people are stating now that they have noticed less rain than in the past and that it is getting noticeably hotter. It will be interesting to see if these observations bear out.

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Leaving Pohnpei with the reef of the southwest shoreline. L1021166-sm.jpg
Leaving Pohnpei with the reef of the southwest shoreline. L1021166-sm.jpg
Nett Point (pronounced by some as Netch) L1021137-sm.jpg
Nett Point (pronounced by some as Netch) L1021137-sm.jpg
There has been a heavy missionary influence for the past few hundred years.  IMG_8770.jpg
There has been a heavy missionary influence for the past few hundred years. IMG_8770.jpg
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Traditional necklace. IMG_8914.jpg
Traditional necklace. IMG_8914.jpg
Butterfly on an eggfruit. IMG_9037.jpg
Butterfly on an eggfruit. IMG_9037.jpg
Traditional necklace. Excavated from Nan Madol by traditional leaders. IMG_8844.jpg
Traditional necklace. Excavated from Nan Madol by traditional leaders. IMG_8844.jpg
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IMG_2757-2.jpg
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IMG_9241.jpg
Kapinga village. L1020594.jpg
Kapinga village. L1020594.jpg
Kapinga Village. L1020647.jpg
Kapinga Village. L1020647.jpg
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IMG_8982.jpg
Star fruit. IMG_8989.jpg
Star fruit. IMG_8989.jpg
Haircut. IMG_8722.jpg
Haircut. IMG_8722.jpg
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IMG_8578-2.jpg
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IMG_8510.jpg
New glasses. IMG_8542_t.jpg
New glasses. IMG_8542_t.jpg
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IMG_8534.jpg
Just received a new pair of reading glasses. IMG_8524.jpg
Just received a new pair of reading glasses. IMG_8524.jpg
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IMG_8515.jpg
Tuna waiting for sale. L1019952.jpg
Tuna waiting for sale. L1019952.jpg
Tuna for sale. L1019957.jpg
Tuna for sale. L1019957.jpg
Paradise lost. L1019723_t.jpg
Paradise lost. L1019723_t.jpg
Late evening. L1019520.jpg
Late evening. L1019520.jpg
Suffering fom breast cancer, barely able to move. IMG_7335.jpg
Suffering fom breast cancer, barely able to move. IMG_7335.jpg
Taking out shells that were placed into a fire to cause them to break down so . . L1019436.jpg
Taking out shells that were placed into a fire to cause them to break down so . . L1019436.jpg
Mangrove roots, Sokehs Island. L1017722.jpg
Mangrove roots, Sokehs Island. L1017722.jpg
Dinner caught locally in the bay from the dock. L1019349.jpg
Dinner caught locally in the bay from the dock. L1019349.jpg
Distracted while cleaning clams. L1019339.jpg
Distracted while cleaning clams. L1019339.jpg
Reef fish for sale. L1019303.jpg
Reef fish for sale. L1019303.jpg
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L1017733.jpg
A church on Sokeks Island. L1017735_t.jpg
A church on Sokeks Island. L1017735_t.jpg
Graves are a good place to sit. L1017440_t.jpg
Graves are a good place to sit. L1017440_t.jpg
No front tire. L1017426_t.jpg
No front tire. L1017426_t.jpg
Fishing while sitting in a boat tied to the dock. L1018058.jpg
Fishing while sitting in a boat tied to the dock. L1018058.jpg
Getting ready for night spear fishing. L1018080.jpg
Getting ready for night spear fishing. L1018080.jpg
Bait fish. L1018063.jpg
Bait fish. L1018063.jpg
Casting in the local bay. L1018060.jpg
Casting in the local bay. L1018060.jpg
People drive everywhere here. Many would be better off walking. IMG_2246.jpg
People drive everywhere here. Many would be better off walking. IMG_2246.jpg
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The skies here vary so much in shades. IMG_2180.jpg
The skies here vary so much in shades. IMG_2180.jpg
A typical tropical downpour on Pohnpie. A tuna being brought to Ellen's Market. L1018401.jpg
A typical tropical downpour on Pohnpie. A tuna being brought to Ellen's Market. L1018401.jpg
The temperature was dipping into the mid 70's and people were cold. L1018354.jpg
The temperature was dipping into the mid 70's and people were cold. L1018354.jpg
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Rosalina and her grandaughter. IMG_8452.jpg
Rosalina and her grandaughter. IMG_8452.jpg
Receiving sunglasses. IMG_8422.jpg
Receiving sunglasses. IMG_8422.jpg
Late evening, beside the main road and with the power grid shut down, a laptop to entertain. IMG_8154.jpg
Late evening, beside the main road and with the power grid shut down, a laptop to entertain. IMG_8154.jpg
Growing from outside a building built in 1918, that is crumbling. L1017829.jpg
Growing from outside a building built in 1918, that is crumbling. L1017829.jpg
For 20 years Mike has breathed gas fumes to get high. L1017688.jpg
For 20 years Mike has breathed gas fumes to get high. L1017688.jpg
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Japanese card game. L1017513-3.jpg
Japanese card game. L1017513-3.jpg
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His grandfather's wheelchair. L1017362.jpg
His grandfather's wheelchair. L1017362.jpg
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Playing a Japanese card game. L1017508.jpg
Playing a Japanese card game. L1017508.jpg
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Cutting a shark carving in half to hollow it out. L1017063.jpg
Cutting a shark carving in half to hollow it out. L1017063.jpg
Extraction. The US NAVY bringing free dental care to Pohnpei. IMG_7763.jpg
Extraction. The US NAVY bringing free dental care to Pohnpei. IMG_7763.jpg
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L1015975.jpg
Discussing . . . marbles. . . the women up top laughed once they found out. L1012981.jpg
Discussing . . . marbles. . . the women up top laughed once they found out. L1012981.jpg
Visiting a remote small farm. L1015207.jpg
Visiting a remote small farm. L1015207.jpg
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L1015062.jpg
Rusting hot water tank. L1015027-2.jpg
Rusting hot water tank. L1015027-2.jpg
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L1015028.jpg
No more playing, time to go home. L1014966.jpg
No more playing, time to go home. L1014966.jpg
In the Kapinga village. IMG_7277.jpg
In the Kapinga village. IMG_7277.jpg
Ping-pong with paddles machete cut from plywood. IMG_6820.jpg
Ping-pong with paddles machete cut from plywood. IMG_6820.jpg
Ping-pong with a plywood table, 2X4 net and paddles shaped with a machete.  IMG_6816.jpg
Ping-pong with a plywood table, 2X4 net and paddles shaped with a machete. IMG_6816.jpg
Getting an afternoon nap on the outdoor table of a remote pepper farm. L1014739.jpg
Getting an afternoon nap on the outdoor table of a remote pepper farm. L1014739.jpg
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IMG_6812-1.jpg
He still couldn't quite get the chicken bone. IMG_6810.jpg
He still couldn't quite get the chicken bone. IMG_6810.jpg
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IMG_6883.jpg
Local market, Kolonia. L1014454.jpg
Local market, Kolonia. L1014454.jpg
Francisco Obispo a local farmer and fisherman. L1013584.jpg
Francisco Obispo a local farmer and fisherman. L1013584.jpg
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IMG_6562.jpg
Bringing in the yellowfin tuna. L1013515.jpg
Bringing in the yellowfin tuna. L1013515.jpg
Rooster used for cock fighting. L1013301.jpg
Rooster used for cock fighting. L1013301.jpg
Sakau preparation. L1013235.jpg
Sakau preparation. L1013235.jpg
Sakau preparation for drinking. L1013101.jpg
Sakau preparation for drinking. L1013101.jpg
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Used during the day to shield from sun and rain. IMG_6567_8_9.jpg
Used during the day to shield from sun and rain. IMG_6567_8_9.jpg
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IMG_6779.jpg
Caring. May 23, 2011.  L1012721.jpg
Caring. May 23, 2011. L1012721.jpg
Rocked in a hammock. L1012659.jpg
Rocked in a hammock. L1012659.jpg
No more pecking. IMG_6141.jpg
No more pecking. IMG_6141.jpg
Sunglasses and green bananas. IMG_6144.jpg
Sunglasses and green bananas. IMG_6144.jpg
School. IMG_6044.jpg
School. IMG_6044.jpg
No more swimming. the weigh-in. L1012485.jpg
No more swimming. the weigh-in. L1012485.jpg
Green tree skink. IMG_6305.jpg
Green tree skink. IMG_6305.jpg
Santa Edwin. IMG_6070.jpg
Santa Edwin. IMG_6070.jpg
Grandmother Santa Edwin and grandchild. L1012224.jpg
Grandmother Santa Edwin and grandchild. L1012224.jpg
Grandmother and grandchild. L1012220.jpg
Grandmother and grandchild. L1012220.jpg
Peeling green bananas to be grated, mixed with coconut and cooked.  IMG_5966-2.jpg
Peeling green bananas to be grated, mixed with coconut and cooked. IMG_5966-2.jpg
Coconuts for sale. IMG_5614.jpg
Coconuts for sale. IMG_5614.jpg
Vegetables for sale. IMG_5609.jpg
Vegetables for sale. IMG_5609.jpg
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IMG_5341.jpg
Weighing mangos. IMG_5285.jpg
Weighing mangos. IMG_5285.jpg
Weighing mangoes. IMG_5277.jpg
Weighing mangoes. IMG_5277.jpg
Mangos. The local mangos are so fibrous they could be used for dental floss. IMG_5280.jpg
Mangos. The local mangos are so fibrous they could be used for dental floss. IMG_5280.jpg
Mangos.IMG_5273.jpg
Mangos.IMG_5273.jpg
Spreading out locally harvested mangos. IMG_5275.jpg
Spreading out locally harvested mangos. IMG_5275.jpg
Distant rain shower. L1011914_5.jpg
Distant rain shower. L1011914_5.jpg
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IMG_5031.jpg
Preparing fields for planting. IMG_5075.jpg
Preparing fields for planting. IMG_5075.jpg
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IMG_5107.jpg
A little conflict. IMG_4871-2.jpg
A little conflict. IMG_4871-2.jpg
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IMG_4829.jpg
Checkers with coral pieces. IMG_4528.jpg
Checkers with coral pieces. IMG_4528.jpg
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IMG_4327.jpg
Kapinga village. IMG_4283.jpg
Kapinga village. IMG_4283.jpg
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IMG_4343.jpg
Young boy at the Kapinga village. IMG_4445.jpg
Young boy at the Kapinga village. IMG_4445.jpg
A local deer shot on a mountain where they range here on Pohnpei. IMG_3464.jpg
A local deer shot on a mountain where they range here on Pohnpei. IMG_3464.jpg
I don't know. Food dye or Kool-Aid. IMG_3451.jpg
I don't know. Food dye or Kool-Aid. IMG_3451.jpg
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IMG_3446.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. IMG_3427_8_9.jpg
The edible Egg Fruit. IMG_3427_8_9.jpg
In a remote village under an overcast sky. IMG_5857.jpg
In a remote village under an overcast sky. IMG_5857.jpg
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Come on People, RECYCLE! And stop throwing down your garbage.  IMG_2158.jpg
Come on People, RECYCLE! And stop throwing down your garbage. IMG_2158.jpg
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IMG_2155.jpg
Sei's Pepper Farm, 2011 IMG_5571.jpg
Sei's Pepper Farm, 2011 IMG_5571.jpg
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Going south out of Kolonia. IMG_2110.jpg
Going south out of Kolonia. IMG_2110.jpg
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One won. IMG_1387.jpg
One won. IMG_1387.jpg
Checking the size of mangrove crabs. This one was too small. IMG_1402.jpg
Checking the size of mangrove crabs. This one was too small. IMG_1402.jpg
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IMG_1187.jpg
A cats life here is not easy. IMG_5494.jpg
A cats life here is not easy. IMG_5494.jpg
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Boiling some yam on Sei's pepper farm. IMG_5511.jpg
Boiling some yam on Sei's pepper farm. IMG_5511.jpg
Recent clearing at Sei's Pepper Farm. IMG_1217_8_9_t.jpg
Recent clearing at Sei's Pepper Farm. IMG_1217_8_9_t.jpg
Leaf of Star Apple fruit. IMG_5492.jpg
Leaf of Star Apple fruit. IMG_5492.jpg
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Taking up ceramic tiles. IMG_0663.jpg
Taking up ceramic tiles. IMG_0663.jpg
Ellen's fish market. IMG_0669.jpg
Ellen's fish market. IMG_0669.jpg
The sweeper. L1010961.jpg
The sweeper. L1010961.jpg
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L1010955.jpg
Kolonia, Pohnpei. January 2011  L1010835-2.jpg
Kolonia, Pohnpei. January 2011 L1010835-2.jpg
Taking his rooster for cock fighting. IMG_0430bw.jpg
Taking his rooster for cock fighting. IMG_0430bw.jpg
Cleaning yams. IMG_9734.jpg
Cleaning yams. IMG_9734.jpg
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IMG_0211.jpg
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Saimon's Market. IMG_9880.jpg
Saimon's Market. IMG_9880.jpg
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IMG_9879.jpg
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Mangrove. IMG_9529_30_31_t.jpg
Mangrove. IMG_9529_30_31_t.jpg
Pigs for sale. L1010536.jpg
Pigs for sale. L1010536.jpg
I suggested eye protection of any type. L1010447_ts.jpg
I suggested eye protection of any type. L1010447_ts.jpg
An interesting comment on the right post. L1010493_bwt.jpg
An interesting comment on the right post. L1010493_bwt.jpg
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2011
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Drinking coconut juice. IMG_9248.jpg
Drinking coconut juice. IMG_9248.jpg
Selling coconuts. IMG_9237_t.jpg
Selling coconuts. IMG_9237_t.jpg
Selling sakau. IMG_9228_t.jpg
Selling sakau. IMG_9228_t.jpg
From the top of Yvonne's appartment. L1010361_2_3_.jpg
From the top of Yvonne's appartment. L1010361_2_3_.jpg
Spondias dulcis Anacardiaceae (cashew family) Nan Madol, Pohnpei. 2010
Spondias dulcis Anacardiaceae (cashew family) Nan Madol, Pohnpei. 2010
Tooth decay (caries) often average 16 per child. IMG_0747_tsm.jpg
Tooth decay (caries) often average 16 per child. IMG_0747_tsm.jpg
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Communications dish for Pohnpei. L1010168_69_70_tsm.jpg
Communications dish for Pohnpei. L1010168_69_70_tsm.jpg
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Early evening bath. Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2010
Early evening bath. Kolonia, Pohnpei. 2010
The bay below where I live. L1010148_tsm.jpg
The bay below where I live. L1010148_tsm.jpg
Local car repair shop. Kolonia. IMG_4917.jpg
Local car repair shop. Kolonia. IMG_4917.jpg
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Pier off of Nett Point. As the sun was setting and a light rain fell. IMG_4955_t.jpg
Pier off of Nett Point. As the sun was setting and a light rain fell. IMG_4955_t.jpg
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Recycling plant manager, Kolonia, Pohnpei. L1009834_t-2.jpg
Recycling plant manager, Kolonia, Pohnpei. L1009834_t-2.jpg
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Cooking bananas approximately 14 to 15 inches long. L1010100_1_2_t.jpg
Cooking bananas approximately 14 to 15 inches long. L1010100_1_2_t.jpg
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Bagging up of live mangrove crabs. L1010061.jpg
Bagging up of live mangrove crabs. L1010061.jpg
Bagging of live mangrove crabs. L1010058.jpg
Bagging of live mangrove crabs. L1010058.jpg
Traditional food. L1010076_7_8.jpg
Traditional food. L1010076_7_8.jpg
A long ways from somewhere. IMG_8842.jpg
A long ways from somewhere. IMG_8842.jpg
Tradional necklace that has been handed down generation to generation. L1010028.jpg
Tradional necklace that has been handed down generation to generation. L1010028.jpg
Dr. Joel Joseph DVM and his assistant, Karien.  L1010051.jpg
Dr. Joel Joseph DVM and his assistant, Karien. L1010051.jpg
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Dr. Amy Eisenberg, Karien and Dr. Joseph discussing animal needs on the island. L1010047.jpg
Dr. Amy Eisenberg, Karien and Dr. Joseph discussing animal needs on the island. L1010047.jpg
Ship graveyard. L1009190_sm.jpg
Ship graveyard. L1009190_sm.jpg
Ship graveyard.   L1009206_sm.jpg
Ship graveyard. L1009206_sm.jpg
Car planter.    L1009209_sm.jpg
Car planter. L1009209_sm.jpg
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How it looks from Pohnpei tonight. IMG_5020.jpg
How it looks from Pohnpei tonight. IMG_5020.jpg
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40 feet up, getting some coconuts for us. From there he went up to the crown on top of the coconut tree.L1009480.jpg
40 feet up, getting some coconuts for us. From there he went up to the crown on top of the coconut tree.L1009480.jpg
A very young coconut crab still using a off cast shell for a home. L1009447.jpg
A very young coconut crab still using a off cast shell for a home. L1009447.jpg
30 feet up and coming back down finding a few foot holds that were placed years ago. L1009485_sm.jpg
30 feet up and coming back down finding a few foot holds that were placed years ago. L1009485_sm.jpg
Double leg amputee. Type 2 diabetes reaches 60 percent on Pohnpei. Amputations are all too common. L1009791.jpg
Double leg amputee. Type 2 diabetes reaches 60 percent on Pohnpei. Amputations are all too common. L1009791.jpg
Stairway to nowhere. An unfinished building. L1009716.jpg
Stairway to nowhere. An unfinished building. L1009716.jpg
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Waiting to be sold, tied fast and secure for someone's table. L1009818.jpg
Waiting to be sold, tied fast and secure for someone's table. L1009818.jpg
Benito checking a recycling list. One of two compactor in background. L1009869.jpg
Benito checking a recycling list. One of two compactor in background. L1009869.jpg
Crushed plastic bottles to be shipped off for recycling. L1009825.jpg
Crushed plastic bottles to be shipped off for recycling. L1009825.jpg
Aluminum and plastic recycling center. Pohnpei. L1009853.jpg
Aluminum and plastic recycling center. Pohnpei. L1009853.jpg
Reef fish in Ellen's market. L1009757.jpg
Reef fish in Ellen's market. L1009757.jpg
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For the dearly departed. L1009609.jpg
For the dearly departed. L1009609.jpg
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As the sun set a few more dives into the bay. IMG_8556.jpg
As the sun set a few more dives into the bay. IMG_8556.jpg
Shampooing after swimming all day in the bay. IMG_4861.jpg
Shampooing after swimming all day in the bay. IMG_4861.jpg
Mangrove crabs. One last grab. L1008954-sm.jpg
Mangrove crabs. One last grab. L1008954-sm.jpg
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Freshly caught tuna being brought to the fish market. L1008737.jpg
Freshly caught tuna being brought to the fish market. L1008737.jpg
fish for sale. L1008734.jpg
fish for sale. L1008734.jpg
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Tuna at Ellen's Market. L1008725.jpg
Tuna at Ellen's Market. L1008725.jpg
The squeezing of sakau (kava) with hibiscus inner bark. IMG_6205.jpg
The squeezing of sakau (kava) with hibiscus inner bark. IMG_6205.jpg
Looking at a small pig entered in World Food Day. Kolonia. IMG_8047.jpg
Looking at a small pig entered in World Food Day. Kolonia. IMG_8047.jpg
Weighing in of a yam at World Food Day, Kolonia. IMG_7892.jpg
Weighing in of a yam at World Food Day, Kolonia. IMG_7892.jpg
Sitting by some yams on World Food Day, Kolonia. IMG_1887.jpg
Sitting by some yams on World Food Day, Kolonia. IMG_1887.jpg
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Standing by some squash at World Food Day, Kolonia. IMG_4665.jpg
Standing by some squash at World Food Day, Kolonia. IMG_4665.jpg
A farmer that grows much of what he needs. IMG_4767.jpg
A farmer that grows much of what he needs. IMG_4767.jpg
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Ellen's Market, outside. IMG_7705.jpg
Ellen's Market, outside. IMG_7705.jpg
Ellen's Market. IMG_7712.jpg
Ellen's Market. IMG_7712.jpg
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On an island off of Pohnpei. IMG_7565.jpg
On an island off of Pohnpei. IMG_7565.jpg
Pohnpei, 2010.
Pohnpei, 2010.
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IMG_7277.jpg
Looking out from below a bridge. L1006234.jpg
Looking out from below a bridge. L1006234.jpg
The making of a basket for breadfruit. L1006274.jpg
The making of a basket for breadfruit. L1006274.jpg
On their way to a funeral. L1006262.jpg
On their way to a funeral. L1006262.jpg
Small home on stilts, Sokehs Island. IMG_6937.jpg
Small home on stilts, Sokehs Island. IMG_6937.jpg
Leaping off of the bridge to Sokehs Island. IMG_6971.jpg
Leaping off of the bridge to Sokehs Island. IMG_6971.jpg
IMG_6973.jpg
IMG_6973.jpg
IMG_6972.jpg
IMG_6972.jpg
IMG_6974.jpg
IMG_6974.jpg
Ellen's Market. IMG_7043.jpg
Ellen's Market. IMG_7043.jpg
IMG_6879.jpg
IMG_6879.jpg
Fish market. Picking out local reef fish.  IMG_7037.jpg
Fish market. Picking out local reef fish. IMG_7037.jpg
IMG_6881.jpg
IMG_6881.jpg
Pohnpei. 2010
Pohnpei. 2010
IMG_6563-bw.jpg
IMG_6563-bw.jpg
Ellen's Market. IMG_6546.jpg
Ellen's Market. IMG_6546.jpg
Local basketball. IMG_6630.jpg
Local basketball. IMG_6630.jpg
They call it Basketball. . IMG_6606-color.jpg
They call it Basketball. . IMG_6606-color.jpg
Local bottled coconut oil. IMG_6547.jpg
Local bottled coconut oil. IMG_6547.jpg
Smelling coconut oil. IMG_6550.jpg
Smelling coconut oil. IMG_6550.jpg
IMG_6486.jpg
IMG_6486.jpg
L1008405.jpg
L1008405.jpg
Kids do the darnedest things. L1008410-b_w.jpg
Kids do the darnedest things. L1008410-b_w.jpg
From our back porch. The land and ocean, may we preserve it and all that lives there. L1008352.jpg
From our back porch. The land and ocean, may we preserve it and all that lives there. L1008352.jpg
Grouper. L1008335.jpg
Grouper. L1008335.jpg
Listening to Amy's music box, When You Wish Upon a Star. L1008290.jpg
Listening to Amy's music box," When You Wish Upon a Star". L1008290.jpg
A slightly different crop from the next image and larger. L1008248-2.jpg
A slightly different crop from the next image and larger. L1008248-2.jpg
Veiw from our back porch. L1008248-1.jpg
Veiw from our back porch. L1008248-1.jpg
the banana. Pohnpei. 2010
the banana. Pohnpei. 2010
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L1008245.jpg
Banana 2. IMG_5818.jpg
Banana 2. IMG_5818.jpg
Banana 3.  IMG_5817.jpg
Banana 3. IMG_5817.jpg
Placing an earring. L1007954.jpg
Placing an earring. L1007954.jpg
Skipjack tuna. L1007912.jpg
Skipjack tuna. L1007912.jpg
Skipjack tuna. L1007902.jpg
Skipjack tuna. L1007902.jpg
Ellen's Market L1007873.jpg
Ellen's Market L1007873.jpg
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L1007880.jpg
Ellen's Market L1007877.jpg
Ellen's Market L1007877.jpg
Ellen's MarketL1007875.jpg
Ellen's MarketL1007875.jpg
Island Food Community of Pohnpei. L1007747.jpg
Island Food Community of Pohnpei. L1007747.jpg
Getting taro ready to cook. L1007701.jpg
Getting taro ready to cook. L1007701.jpg
Papaya. L1007656.jpg
Papaya. L1007656.jpg
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L1007644.jpg
IMG_4020.jpg
IMG_4020.jpg
IMG_4014.jpg
IMG_4014.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006865.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006865.jpg
Washing the floor of a local fish and fruit market. L1006805.jpg
Washing the floor of a local fish and fruit market. L1006805.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006684.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006684.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006609.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006609.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006607.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006607.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006590.jpg
Ellen's Market L1006590.jpg
Cool and clean. L1006256.jpg
Cool and clean. L1006256.jpg
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L1006159.jpg
Looking southwest from Pohnpei. IMG_3690.jpg
Looking southwest from Pohnpei. IMG_3690.jpg
Looking out over this ancient volcanic island.  IMG_1202.jpg
Looking out over this ancient volcanic island. IMG_1202.jpg
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L1005982.jpg
cucumbers and long beans. L1005989.jpg
cucumbers and long beans. L1005989.jpg
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L1005976.jpg
L1005844.jpg
L1005844.jpg
L1005842.jpg
L1005842.jpg
Ellen Market. L1005759.jpg
Ellen Market. L1005759.jpg
Inside Ellen Market. . L1005744.jpg
Inside Ellen Market. . L1005744.jpg
Ellen's Market L1005984.jpg
Ellen's Market L1005984.jpg
Ellen's Market L1005725.jpg
Ellen's Market L1005725.jpg
Pineapples and squash. IMG_0449.jpg
Pineapples and squash. IMG_0449.jpg
Outside Ellen's Market.  IMG_0453.jpg
Outside Ellen's Market. IMG_0453.jpg
Taro. L1005721.jpg
Taro. L1005721.jpg
Looking towards the jungle canopy. L1005859.jpg
Looking towards the jungle canopy. L1005859.jpg
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L1005858.jpg
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L1005705.jpg
Mwahng (Pohnpeian) Giant swamp taro IMG_0827.jpg
Mwahng (Pohnpeian) Giant swamp taro IMG_0827.jpg
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IMG_1663.jpg
Surreal, jogger juggling going though intersection.  IMG_1671.jpg
Surreal, jogger juggling going though intersection. IMG_1671.jpg
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IMG_1643.jpg
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IMG_1636.jpg
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IMG_1611.jpg
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IMG_1608.jpg
Recent planting of kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae)IMG_1601.jpg
Recent planting of kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae)IMG_1601.jpg
Growing kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae)  IMG_1598.jpg
Growing kava. Piper methysticum (Piperaceae) IMG_1598.jpg
Burned tree to allow for more light. IMG_1593.jpg
Burned tree to allow for more light. IMG_1593.jpg
Kava to make sakau. IMG_3728.jpg
Kava to make sakau. IMG_3728.jpg
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IMG_1518.jpg
IMG_1537.jpg
IMG_1537.jpg
IMG_1532.jpg
IMG_1532.jpg
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IMG_1516.jpg
Cutting up fresh yellowfin tuna. IMG_1368.jpg
Cutting up fresh yellowfin tuna. IMG_1368.jpg
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IMG_1403.jpg
IMG_1382.jpg
IMG_1382.jpg
Burial site. IMG_1207.jpg
Burial site. IMG_1207.jpg
Dr. Amy Eisenberg IMG_1165.jpg
Dr. Amy Eisenberg IMG_1165.jpg
Pohnpei is not a flat island. IMG_3287.jpg
Pohnpei is not a flat island. IMG_3287.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4209.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4209.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4187.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4187.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4190.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4190.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4189.jpg
The jungle reclaims. IMG_4189.jpg
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IMG_4094.jpg
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IMG_4181.jpg
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IMG_4128.jpg
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IMG_3770.jpg
Traditional hair cut. IMG_3759.jpg
Traditional hair cut. IMG_3759.jpg
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IMG_3784.jpg
Raft/boat made of local bamboo.
Raft/boat made of local bamboo.
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IMG_3659.jpg
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IMG_3666.jpg
Great places to swim. IMG_3675.jpg
Great places to swim. IMG_3675.jpg
Jumping from a bridge on the road that goes around the island. IMG_3676.jpg
Jumping from a bridge on the road that goes around the island. IMG_3676.jpg
Touchdown. IMG_3678.jpg
Touchdown. IMG_3678.jpg
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IMG_0430.jpg