Weekly Photo Challenge – Waiting



Tabuaeran, Republic of Kiribati.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks us to share a snapshot that shows a sense of waiting. She writes in part, ” they focus on the moment before the action and capture the anticipation, or the rumination, or the calm before the storm.” You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust

Tabuaeran, Republic of Kiribati.

A coral atoll in the Pacific Ocean, also known as Fanning Island, is my weekly photo challenge submission. This week, David W. asks that we share a photo that represents travel. You can read the entire challenge post here.  A late April snowfall here in Fargo had me thinking of warm breezes and tropical weather. Continue reading

3D Thursday – Shipwreck on Fanning Island

Shipwreck-1Tabuaeran, Republic of Kiribati.

Some 1135 miles (1826 km) due south of Hawaii, a small coral atoll is one of the closest landfalls to the 50th state in the United States. Fanning Island, as the British named Tabuaeran, is one of the most exotic places we’ve ever visited. For a number of years, the island, part of the Line Islands chain, found itself on the itinerary of Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), a weekly stop due to an old United States Maritime Law. Continue reading

Cruise to Fanning Island

Land Ho

After two days and nights at sea, our first view of Fanning Island.

As my wife, Lynn, and I are leaving on a cruise in a few days, I thought it would be fun to share our cruise experience from a few years ago.

Tabuaeran, Republic of Kiribati

Fanning Island, known also as Tabuaeran, is a coral atoll, part of the Line Island chain located about 250 miles north of the equator. Though uninhabited when first discovered by the Europeans, Continue reading