Monday, March 10, 2014


One of the neatest things about Luta (Rota) is that you can drive in your 21st century vehicle and go to the edge of a cliff and watch life as it was thousands of years ago as if nothing has changed.

The lush vegetation covering the lowlands that come up against steep limestone cliffs that jump up from below provide shelter and food for many kinds of birds, each with their own peculiarities.

The place is called I Chenchon.  Chonchon in Chamorro means "nest."  As the sun sets, birds come in from the sea, where they had looked for food among marine life.

Its other name is the Rota Bird Sanctuary.

Most days you could be the only person watching nature at her best.  If you're lucky, a bird may swoop in from nowhere and perch itself not far from you on the railing.

I hope I Chenchon doesn't change much in the years to come.

Here's a video.

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