P-MAN XVI Update # 25 - After the...storm?
06 April 2014
Here's what everyone wants to know. The typhoon isn't. Not even a big wind today. I ate lunch and dinner on a covered outdoor patio during rain showers.
Palau's weather on Sunday and forecast for Monday:
Sunday: Over 150mm of rainfall and light to moderate winds occured on the island on Sunday. No damage reports being seen at this time.
Monday: Gale force winds still along eastern sea boards but rainfall will taper off along with gradually improving conditions throughout the day.
Mark Swank arrived tonight. He's been a long time member of BentProp with a keen interest in Police Hill and the execution sites. He created a hypothesis that if you found a railroad crossing a road by a river, went a click up the road to an air raid shelter, make a 90 degree turn and go up to the ridge road, follow the ridge road to an old ammo dump you would find the execution sites which would include an L shaped trench. Well, we walked his hypothesis and it became a theory. Hopefully with Bill Belcher here, we can turn it into fact. Mark has come just for a few days to help with the searches.
Tomorrow will be a split-ops day. Some folks will go out on the boat and be searchers. Some folks will go with Mark and Bill to Police Hill. I think a couple of people are going to hike Arakabesan even without someone showing them where the airplane is and a couple of us will go out with the Stockbridge team.
All photos © Flip Colmer2014