Sokehs Rock is the landmark for the Island of Pohnpei. It is the first thing one notices when you fly in. It is situated on Sokehs Island and a road circles it. It is very rough in places, but passable. On the back side of the island we had a good view of Sokehs and some children were walking on the road and gladly posed for a picture. There is also an even more primitive road going part way up the island. We braved the road and made it to a turnaround with a beautiful view of the ocean, bay and port area.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 (our one partial day off) we took a hike to Liduduhniap Falls. We drove up a very steep, rutted road to a marker showing the way to the falls. A man is the house next to it wanted $1 each to hike to the falls as it is on private property. Or so he claimed. He then wanted $5 for each camera. We went with the Furstenau's, the other senior couple. So for 14 bucks we got to hike to the falls. The first short section was flat and lined with flowering plants. The trail then dropped off steeply through slick rocks covered in moss. There was a rope to hang onto part of the way but one of the posts had rotted and it was hanging limply in the brushes during the last steep and slick section.
The waterfall was beautiful and the water refreshing. Climbing out was much easier than the decent. Of course we had to relate the story of the now famous "mule ride" to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The flowers, trees and plants of Pohnpei are beautiful and grow in abundance along the roadside. On our way home from church on the south end of the island we stopped to take pictures of some the flowers and plants. The two on the bottom are varieties of hibiscus commonly seen in Hawaii. I don't know the names of the other plants. I added the bottom photo of a ginger plant.