Friday, February 24, 2012


In the Pacific around Palau in Micronesia, Rock Islands covered with greenhouse vegetation seem to pop up like mushrooms.  Only Continental flies you there ... where there are more islands than tourists.

Continental Airlines
Air Micronesia

unused - from the 1970's

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Federated States of Micronesia or FSM is an independent, sovereign island nation, made up of four states from west to east: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. It comprises approximately 607 islands just north of the equator some 4,000 km (2,485 mi) southwest of the main islands of Hawaii and about 2,900 km (1,802 mi) north of eastern Australia.

While the FSM's total land area is quite small, amounting to approximately 702 km2 (271 sq mi), it occupies more than 2,600,000 km2 (1,000,000 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean.

No comments: