19 May 2013 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
Linda 30.5c 78%Humidity
We arrived in the Marshall Islands at the end of December and two weeks later we were on a flight back to the US for a 3 month visit. A little sun and a little snow were a welcome relief from the heat and humidity here. We've been back on board for almost a month and until now I haven't been able to come up with words to describe Majuro, the capital and most populated of the 29 atolls.
Here what comes to mind ...
Friendly, Poor, Hungry, Dogs.
Corrupt, Rich, Greedy, Powerful, Opportunistic.
Marshallese, Chinese, Taiwanese, I Kiribati, Philippino, Kiwis, Aussies, American ExPats. Hot, Humid, Breezy, Windy, Rainy, Equatorial, Barren, Paved, Unkept.
Slow, Confused, Unmotivated, Religious, Culturally Adrift, Victimized.
Foreign Aid, Economic Dependence.
However you look at it, it's all part of the adventure and learning about how the world turns. Our goal here is to work and replenish our cruising kitty so we can move on next year. Brad is currently fixing the roof on the museum and library where it's been raining inside for years. I have some interesting opportunities on my plate and will keep you posted. In the anchorage we're surrounded a great bunch of yachties from the US, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Ireland. A good deal of them work as volunteers or fill positions where their skills are needed.
It's an interesting world out here.