Forbidden Island


Forbidden Island overlook is one of the most beautiful views in Saipan, perhaps more spectacular than Bird Island. When you walk up to the railing you can't help being amazed. You stand at the edge of a cliff, hundreds of feet directly above the ocean. No more words can describe it so look at the Forbidden Island pictures:






9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of some parts of Ireland.

DasKrait said...

I loved on Saipan in the early 1960s, ages 7-9. We lived in Kagman, before it got developed.
I learned to swim, well the first time I ever went across an open area, was that pool to the right of Forbidden Island, so named because the whole Kagman Point was off-limits to locals right after WWII. We lived in one of the complexes(of four) that had been used by the CIA to train fighters against MAO. Another complex was an agricultural station(plants).

DasKrait said...

I LIVED on Saipan? LOL

EW Johnson said...

I love hearing stories like that, thanks. I wish I could have explored Saipan in the early 1960's as well, especially those several areas that were still off-limits at that time.

Tim L. said...

I lived on Saipan from 1959-61' and attended kindergarten & 1st grades there. I'm taking a trip there next week and i'm anxious to see all the moderniztion that's happened in the past 50 years. I'm sure it'll be a big schock.

Tim L. said...

...spelling sucks in my last post...shock....

EW Johnson said...

Hi Tim. Surprisingly you can still find lots of places in Saipan that hasn't changed since WWII. Everywhere else will shock you though.

GARY said...

Eric: When you really get into the jungle like you do, it isn't much different than exploring in the 60's. That's from people who did it then-my father and friends.
To DasKrait and Tim L. Please get in touch at gmboothe@yahoo.com. My parents were teachers for the Navy on Saipan from 1958-62. I went to kindergarten and 1st grade at NTTU-the buildings are still there. Would like to hear about your experiences there.
Gary Boothe

EW Johnson said...

Hi Gary. I guess the jungles of Saipan hasn't changed since 1945.