Blue skies with perfect white clouds make me weak in the knees. I don’t know when my penchant for them started but I seem to make a mental note to check them out all the time. This is probably why I noticed right away how Guam has the bluest sky and the prettiest clouds ever. Even with rain pouring down on us every now and then, not once did I see the sky gloomy and gray. It made capturing Guam’s scenery even more appealing as we visited a few historic landmarks, natural attractions and the Chamorro village. As usual, ever the diligent blogger that I am, I compiled the first part of our tour into a photo diary below. Here’s a quick summary of the places we visited so that you can check them out as well when you go to Guam.
The Statue of Liberty
In 1950, the Boy Scouts of America built a small replica of the U.S. Statue of Liberty to commemorate the organization’s 40th anniversary. It’s overlooking the Agaña Bay so the site offers a beautiful view of Guam’s natural beauty.
Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
This site is commonly known as Fort Soledad. It’s the last of four Spanish fortifications in the village of Umatac. Because it’s located atop a steep bluff, it provides another amazing view of the billage, the bay, the rugged coastline and the southern mountain range.
This is my favorite out of all the tourist spots we visited. It’s a natural system of swimming pools just off the main road near the village’s Catholic church. I love how the ruggedness of it all mixes with the breathtaking skies and clear waters. There’s just no way to take bad photos here. Absolutely impossible.
Lina’la Chamorro Cultural Park
Guam is proud of its Chamorro heritage. Its culture has existed in the tropical island for more than 4000 years. A visit to the Lina’la Chamorro Cultural Park shows tourists how ancient Chamorro villages looked like and how Chamorros hunted and survived through the years.
Fort Santa Agueda or Fort Apugan
This Spanish historical site was built in the 1800s. It was originally built to keep the bay and city safe from intruders. Now, there are still three canons that remain here. Naturally, instead of taking photos of the canons, I chose to capture the view from the Fort. What did I tell you? Blue skies, clear waters! Obviously, there’s no shortage of vantage points here in Guam! More than the historical sites, it’s Guam’s natural charm that stole my heart.