Saturday, January 13, 2007

Return to Saipan

Arrived Saipan at 0745 Friday. Good to be back. The humidity was noticeably higher than Manila. Hmmmm, I wonder if that is true all the time?
The tour of Corregidor was one of mixed emotions, somber being one emotion for me. I seemed to think a lot of the pain, suffering and heroics of those individuals involved in this event. Interestingly, when we stopped at the Japanese Memorial and Cemetery, no one left the tour bus until someone asked, where is the restroom? Also, our tour guide was most animated and excited when he telling us how many Japanese were killed than during the commentary regarding other sites or events.
The time is 6:10 PM Saturday, estimated tsunami arrival is 6:39. I am going to the harbor to see how many vessels are heading for deep water. More later.