latte stone

Photos at Latte Stone Park

A few months ago Peter and I decided to check out this small, dark park in Agana that we often see. It’s shaded by tons of huge trees and very well maintained. There are latte stone and a cave from WWII. It would be a nice, quiet place for a picnic or to relax during your lunch hour. Definitely stop by if you are in the area!

My Favorite Beach

I’ve written about Ritidian before. That’s because I love it. It might be the cleanest beach on Guam and that’s probably because it’s a wildlife reserve. It’s never opened on holidays and always closes at 4pm. If you drive north toward Yigo and across from STARTS Golf Resort, you will find the road to Ritidian Beach. On my most recent adventure, I found a trail that leads around in a loop to a couple of caves, a well and some very old latte stone. Walking through the jungle, there were tons of black butterflies that fluttered past as we went by. It felt magical. How many times can I say that about some new place I’ve discovered on Guam? The water felt fresh and clean. It was cool as I sat in it, but my body quickly adjusted to the temperature. Later, we had a barbecue and had a few cold beers while we listened to some music. Why is it that I let the world get to me and how can I forget that I live in my paradise.

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Lost Pond

Well, hello there readers! A few posts back I mentioned that on a failed search for Lost Pond, I fell upon an incredibly beautiful beach near Tanguisson Beach.  A couple of weekends ago, we decided to give the search for Lost Pond another try. I’d researched videos online to  find out where the entrance into the jungle was. We still managed to get lost! We entered the jungle too soon and ended up deep within the palm trees and coral. We also stumbled upon an old Chamorro village!  As we passed through the village, we spotted a few deteriorated latte stone and continued on.

30 mosquito bites later, we were nowhere in sight of Lost Pond. I was beginning to get angry. The coral became very jagged and dangerous so we decided to head back to the beach. We felt as though we’d failed again, but as we reached the end of the secluded beach, a few military guys burst out of the jungle! They told us that Lost Pond was just through that part of the jungle and that there was red tape that led the way! By this time we were itchy, hot and frustrated so we decided to take a quick swim and snorkel before heading into the jungle again. The same military guys found a blue starfish that they gave to me to take photos of.

     
Once we rested, we headed into the jungle again! This time, we were successful! The path was sooo easy and fast. Along the way someone spotted a giant monitor lizard! Just as we turned the corner you could see the water between the trees. It was beautiful! Lost Pond is a sink hole/sunken cave which then formed a freshwater pool.

I, of course, did not swim. Peter went in  and said there were some deep spots and lots of jagged rocks. After our successful journey we headed back home, satisfied 🙂