|I went with my Dad to Unanu island
near Chuuk lagoon at the beginning of 1999. Unanu island is one of Chuuk’s
islands and it is one of the smallest islands. Chuuk is one of the smallest
Micronesian Island Groups in the Pacific Ocean.
Unanu Island, is located 100 miles northwest
of the coast of Chuuk lagoon in the Namonweito Atoll. It is so different
from our island of Guam. They store sea cucumbers and fish with low tech
solar energy. Only recently, in 1994, could they store a lot of their
food in a cooperative freezer. Many
of the 120 residents now have lights and fans in their home now. Their
Solar power is used many times for farming and for water lens extraction.
So how do you get to Truk atoll and
the other remote islands? There are two simple ways, a Government
fishing boat or a 40 foot fishing boat. When you visit more of this
site you will find all about Caves, Clothing,
Crafts of Chuuk. You may also want to gather some travelers' tips or
learn about the lovestick tradition.