Welcome to my personal travel journal! If you don't know me, that's OK! I hope you'll enjoy reading about some of my adventures and misadventures, and hopefully learn something new about a corner of the world.

Recent updates:
2015-10-06: Day 8 of Niue in 2011.
2015-10-05: Day 7 of Niue in 2011.
2015-09-29: Day 6 of Niue in 2011.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

I asked Jack about this strange fungus I've been seeing in the forest. Jack says he's never seen anything like this until a few years ago, and that it's been killing the trees... uh oh. Ira has also pointed out to me that the Niue landfill has been completely overgrown by a thick layer of vines. Apparently that's from a plant someone threw out a few years ago - he had brought it from overseas, and when it grew out of control in his garden, he ripped it up and threw it in the dump. I feel like someone should be paying attention to these things... I'm surprised at how many developing environmental threats I've seen in the South Pacific.