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Rants, missives and occcasional updates about where Masquerade is located and what we are up to.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

One year on Kwaj!

It has now been a full year since we arrived on Kwajalein. Time has gone very quickly. It seems a bit odd that we have not traveled more than 40 miles away from our home for the last year! This after logging several thousand miles over the previous couple years.


I have not added too many photos while cruising because many of the updates were done with the HAM radio. Now that we are on shore I can try adding more photos to the blog. Of course we are still on dial-up, so maybe not too many photos.


A few weeks ago we traveled up to Roi-Namur, which is at the north end of the atoll.

This is where all the big radars are located. I think that there are only about a 100 people living there so it is much quieter than Kwaj. It is also less built up and much more vegetation. It also has more remnants from the Japanese occupation. We spent a nice weekend up there, it was sort of a mini vacation.


We have also been doing a bit of diving and are now working on our “Advanced Open Water” certification. We did our first night dive recently, and it was a lot of fun. We were both nervous about it, but it turned out to be easier than expected. I did not take the camera along on the night dive, but I did get some photos of a wreck dive that we did earlier.

We have both been enjoying our new hobby, and look forward to exploring more around the atoll.


We have just completed moving to a new home. We left the BQ (dorm room style housing), and are now in a real house. These are 2 bedroom homes, cinder block homes that the navy built back in the 50’s. A bit dated, but still a nice place to live. We are still unpacking the last few boxes and re-organizing. It is nice to have our own place, a patio, and a BBQ. I will try and get a few pictures soon.  Of course the house also comes with yardwork.