Rivers in the lawn

Between graduation and summer school there is a brief break, time to celebrate the passing river of time as marked by birthdays, time to attend book and boat launches.

Heavy rain on Friday generated rivers where none existed before
Heavy rain on Friday generated rivers where none existed before

Friday brought an all day flooding downpour that created rivers in the lawns of the college.

Birthday celebrants
Birthday celebrants

Marking the passage of another year swimming in the river of life were two in the house at three and twelve. The twelve year old discovered that he is now an adult ticket for the new Avengers movies here on Pohnpei, but not yet sufficiently adult to have a FaceBook account.

A recent graduate and his son, both headed off-island
A recent graduate and his son, both headed off-island

The smaller one above is soon to turn one, while his father marks his graduation from his associate’s degree program.

Maps of Micronesia puzzle book
Maps of Micronesia puzzle book

Saturday morning brought clearing skies and the release of the Maps of Micronesia children’s puzzle book.

Birthdays boys with their new treasure
Birthdays boys with their new treasure
Maps of Micronesia
Maps of Micronesia
Outer Islands of Pohnpei puzzle page
Outer Islands of Pohnpei puzzle page

The above puzzle page caused my daughter to realize that Kapingamarangi is farther from Pohnpei than is Kosrae. Kapingamarangi now has some meaning for her as Kapinga is the ancestral home of her sailing friends.

A line is being used to secure the rudder to the hull
A line is being used to secure the rudder to the hull

Saturday afternoons are sailing afternoons.

Two small children hope for a chance at a ride
Two small children hope for a chance at a ride

A first class student prepares to go out with a third class instructor. Two freeloaders hope for a chance at a free sail, but to no avail.

My daughter enjoying a cruise on the lagoon
My daughter enjoying a cruise on the lagoon
My daughter changing tack
My daughter changing tack
My son under the tutelage of a Kapingan instructor
My son under the tutelage of a Kapingan instructor

After a brief joggle in town, time to get out and relax with friends. The usual press of marking papers is gone with the passing of the spring term.

Evenings are a time to catch up with friends
Evenings are a time to catch up with friends
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