Gary is currently in Grand Chute, WI (May 22nd, 2015)

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Turning Lemons Into Lemon Flavored Drink….with real Lemons!

I managed to salvage the missed Tonga flight. I went to the Air New Zealand office in Apia and got the ticket changed to July 11, which is when I should be arriving back from Tokelau.

If the Tokelau boat can’t get fixed before then, I can move the date up a week.

I also went into a travel agent in town and asked them handle my tickets for Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and PNG. I’m not going to bother trying to arrange my own travel in the Pacific anymore. That should give me a month planned ahead, which is far more than I’ve had so far in the trip.

The only big mystery for me now in the Pacific is Kiribati. I know I can get there from Nauru (or at least I think I do. I shouldn’t assume any flight schedules are true around here). I don’t know if i can go from Kiribati to Guam or the Marshall Islands, however. If I can figure that out, then I should be set on everything up to Japan.

I now need to work on getting my visas for China and Kiribati. I have to get the Kiribati visa in Suva, Fiji (they only have like 3 embassies in the world) and I can probably apply for the China visa there too.

I’m going to go around the island of Upalu today and then try to go to Savai’i over the weekend. Savai’i is supposed to have the western most point on Earth…which considering it’s sphere really means its the western most point of land on this side of the International Date line.

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  1. Hey man, been really enjoying reading your travel log. One thing though: I check in about once a month or so and it is all but impossible to navigate to posts that have moved off the front page. There is no link anywhere to the older posts! The only way to do it is to do a search for some common term and then click in to one of the older posts. Ugh.

    Maybe add a link for the previous pages, or better yet, an ‘archive’ link that lists all of the posts you have made?

    Anyway I am enjoying living vicariously through you and loving the photography. Thanks!

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