Two Lover's Point
After having fun with the members at the Barrigada Ward roadside cleanup (Adopt a Highway), Bishop Davis offered to go with us to Two Lover's Point. He mentioned a few things that mostly only the "locals" know about.
While driving on the road just before the sign to enter, Bishop Davis pointed out the areas on the right and the left that used to be Air Force base Barracks. There were old power poles not in use and even an old sidewalk, a rare sight on Guam.
We arrived, and yes, there was plenty of parking for buses. To our amazement, they weren't all filled. So it was relatively uncrowded.
|It was actually 10:30 am but the human sundial showed 11:00 am. Perhaps a taller person would show the correct time.|
You stand on the correct month, raise your right hand if it is morning or your left hand if it is afternoon, and it shows the time of day.
|Pictorial story of Two Lover's Point|
As the legend goes, centuries ago a Chamorro (native Guam) Princess was told she must marry a Spanish Captain. Refusing to do so, she planned to run away her true love, a local warrior. During their escape, the Spanish soldiers pursued them. Fianally, they tied their hair together and jumped off of the cliff together to their eternal fate.
|Locals say the rock ledges to the left show an image of the princess|
He then showed us various holes in the cliff-side, caused by guns and artillery fire during WWII battles in Guam.
|During the battles in Guam, soldiers would hide in these caves in the cliffs. Holes from bullets and artillery are still visible.|
|Elder and Sister Martin|
We arrived to the resort entrance on a hot Saturday afternoon. Sister Martin loves the heat so she was happy. Surprise, no buses in the parking lot.
We headed straight to the cable cars that take you to the falls.
|Sister Martin by the lower falls|
|Elder Martin at the lower Talofofo falls|
|Nothing like a nice bamboo bench in the shade|
The falls were beautiful. All the rest of the resort was a little run down.
|This was the upper falls|
Not too far from the falls was Yokoi's cave. Yokoi was a Japanese soldier that hid out until 1972. He said he didn't know the war had ended. Hiding out for 28 years. Quite the story.
|Walking through the jungle to a reproduction of Yokio's cave|
Unfortunately, the signs didn't mention that this was not the real cave. The real cave had collapsed years ago.
|Sister Martin took this picture of a beautiful flower|
|Very strange. This was the entrance to their spook alley.|
That afternoon we enjoyed a nice burger and shake at Jeff's Pirates Cove.
We enjoyed these two tourist spots. Not as much as some of the more remote places we've visited, but still nice P-day activities.
Waterfalls, oceans and sunsets. God's creations are always amazingly beautiful.