Lamotrek Atoll
        I had not been back to Lamotrek since it was struck by Typhoon Owen in 1990.  Evidence still exists that the ecosystem has still not fully recovered. Sections of the island which were inundated by sea water have not regenerated and the beach has been considerably erroded, causing many coconut trees to fall into the lagoon.  My ship transport through the Outer Islands, the S.S. Thorfinn, can be seen riding at anchor in the lagoon.

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