Thursday, March 29, 2012

Talofofo River Cruise

Thursday I tagged along with JJ's class on the Talofofo River Cruise field trip.

It's a great way to see a different part of the island and learn some history of the people of Guam.

The view of the ocean that feeds into the Talofofo River.

The bridge with the ocean on one side and the river on the other.

Our boat, the Proud Mary.

Our guide - who needs to learn some kid friendly jokes.....(*just sayin')

We stopped at this covered area to unload and walk around.

                                                          These ladies were show-casing weaving.

 This area was a village before WWII.
The water is fresh water from underground.
Since the river is fed from the ocean, 
it is salty.
  Pink ginger

                                         The indentations in the rocks are from grinding food.

                                                                                                                           A pumpkin plant....

 These are latte stones.
They were used to keep houses off the ground,
to protect them from flooding during the rainy season.
The taller the latte stones, the higher the status class of the family.

mouth of a cave - the Chief of the village lived here.
This is quartz in the side of the mountain.
                                                                                                                          Red ginger

Another latte stone

Coconut tree 

A fun morning away from the classroom, but still full of learning!!!

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