Midway Island Revisited
Hello friends. I've had quite and adventure this week. My trip to Midway Island - Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge was filled with mixed emotions. Midway is one of my favorite places in the world. I lived there for two years when I was a young man in the US Navy. The island has since been put into the hands of the US Fish and Wildlife Service for safe keeping. My mixed emotions involve my love of the island and its beauty and the excitement to be able to return mixed with the lack of upkeep and the degradation of the island since the US FWS has taken it over.
I was there to witness and be a part of the 70th Anniversary Ceremony of the Battle of Midway; the pivotal battle in the Pacific of World War II. I was privileged to have been a part of the special day. I was able to meet and chat with two amazing men who were survivors of the battle.
While I was there I photographed the island. I have only had time to process two photos so far. I will be posting more in time. Until then here is a photo of one of the natives of the island. This is a White Tern, commonly referred to as a Fairy Tern.