Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wish list series - Travel 2

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Caroline Island; Angela K.Kepler through http://www.pbif.org/
The second most wished for/hoped for destination would be Kiribati. It caught my fancy because it had, at some point, the option to choose the time that it would follow being super close to the imaginary International Date Line. In fact, the Date Line is now altered tending further east, so that the country of Kiribati can all be in the same day, to the west. The Millenium Island, also called Caroline Island is the eastern most island in the Line of islands in the Southern Pacific, all of which see the earliest sun of the new year. Caroline Island had the first sunrise of 2000.

I've handed my heart to it since then. With such beauty, and early risers, what to do for the rest of the day, but sit and stare and bask in the knowledge that you got up before everyone else?! To view endless beauty no less. Yes...this is my retirement spot. It can retire me too, when it sinks.

Tarawa Island Gilbert Islands DX News T30AQ T30RHI would like to go there, and given it's sinkability, go there soon, and really, live the rest of my life out in one of their beaches. With no compulsions of any kind, except figuring out the wildlife, which I understand is greatly threatened. By us of course, and our endless ambition. There are conservation efforts underway. Developed countries are also part of the conservation and economic development efforts.

Much requires attention in this beautiful yet threatened place. One doesn't take away from the other.

Wish I was already there!

Tried to get free Kiribati/Caroline Island pics and haven't found any. Here's one off  general info websites.


Image 1 credit - Through wikipedia, Angela K.Kepler through the Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum
Image 2 credit - http://dxing.at-communication.com/en/t30rh_t30aq_tarawa-island_gilbert-islands/