Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ritidian Beach

This weekend we went to Ritidian Beach. Its on the northernmost part of Guam. The beaches in this area are b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.
They are uncrowded, clean, with crystal clear water, pure white sand, and lush vegetation.
They are definitely off the beaten path, as you can see from the picture of the road above. You know its bad when its better to drive off the road rather than on it (due to crater sized potholes).
Coming from Arizona where vegetation is sparse and scrawny, I am just fascinated by how overgrown everything is here.

Unfortunately this beach isn't good for swimming, the currents are too strong and there are warning signs all over that say people drown here. I obeyed the signs and only braved dipping my feet in. We spent a couple of hours just walking the beach discovering treasures washed up from the sea. This is such a foreign landscape for me, I love looking at all the broken shells, the seaweed, even the color of the sand.
I thought these lines in the sand were really cool. They were like the ghosts of each wave washed up on shore, leaving a trace of their presence behind.The sand on this beach is an orangish color due to all the broken shell from the coral reef.
I think crabs are kinda cool but kinda creepy. They look like spiders to me.I like the beach, but the island is small and I'm starting to miss home a bit.


Lori Allen said...

Wow! beautiful pictures! What fun you are having. I bet you wish you didn't have to leave. We think of both of you often.