Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tales of the South Pacific, Day 20, Tabuaeran, Kiribati (Fanning Island) Part 1 of 2

I was excited to make a return visit to Tabuaeran Island, commonly known as Fanning Island because it was so interesting and so primitive…..  The people there are wonderful, lots of beautiful smiles.  Basically, the whole island comes out to participate and make some money, cruise ships don’t come by every day.  Today, I decided to get a lot of exercise while exploring the island and meeting=g as many of the indigenous people as possible….   I basically started walking, stopping at some homesteads here and there and visiting the water whenever possible looking for interesting places, people, animals or anything else that I found to be photo worthy.  I walked along the fairly rustic island road for just over 5 miles before turning around.  The trip was fantastic!  I came across so much natural beauty, so many friendly people and even a critter or two….  There was a distinct dearth of flowers which surprised me a bit.  It was a very hot day and when my adventure was over, a cold diet coke and a nice relaxing swim was just the ticket…..  What a great place to visit, and even better, another amazing day!!!!   Oops, took too many photos so there are two blog postings, the is Part 1….



  1. It was great that you were able to visit the Island again. We were there 2 years ago on a Christmas cruise and I found it to be a wonderful experience.
    The children are so sweet and friendly, as are the adults; and I adored all the pigs that everyone seemed to have in there front or back yards.
    It was one of the places I'll never forget.
    I am enjoying all your photos as well as your writings each day, Thank you for taking us all along with you.

  2. My dad worked on this island for the Ministry of agriculture in the 80s and so i was born here. Few months of my very early life was spent here before moving back to the capital, Tarawa. wishing one day i get a chance to come back to Baerau village on Fanning. thanks for your story and sharing your photos.