Another first was playing 18 holes all by my big self! It somehow sounds lonely or lame---but not at all. I actually really enjoyed it. It was easy to focus and I found myself hitting some great shots. Still haven’t broken 100 yet, but it’s coming soon… I can feel it. It's official. I'm addicted.
|Sailing with Kate & Andrea|
I also finally went sailing out here. It was a bit of a disastrous start, since I hadn’t rigged a sailboat that small from start to finish since 7th grade sailing camp (and surprisingly no one on the marina staff knew how to rig it). Let’s just say, for the first time in my memory, some trees were involved in a sailing outing. I’ll just leave it at that. Luckily I had some adventurous friends on board. Once we got out of the harbor, we had a lovely sail, with some hefty winds and beautiful sunshine.
And my last new activity is hiking. On Sunday my friend (and golf buddy) Caitlyn, who goes to our new church, took me up to the top of Mt. LamLam, the highest peak in Guam. It’s only 1,332 ft. above sea level, but rumor has it that since the “mountain” of Guam technically starts in the Marianas Trench (and isn’t at risk of “capsizing” as some Congressmen presume), this peak is the largest gain in elevation on planet Earth (38,300 ft.). No need to attempt Everest anymore.
From the top, you could see a 360-degree view of the entire island! In some ways it made the island seem so big, with its beautiful rolling green hills. On the other hand, you can see the entire island from one viewpoint. Pretty small. Luckily we could also see a storm in the distance. We went down quickly, esp. since LamLam happens to mean "lightening."
|View to the south - Cocos Island|
|View to the north - everything else|
So, lots of fun and games so far. I’m not sure how it happened, but the rest of my week until Nick gets home is booked, starting tomorrow when I have my first appearance at work! I look forward to telling you all about that next time. Until then, Hafa Adai and thanks for stopping by!