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It takes a long time to fly from Pittsburgh to Micronesia, and although we were chasing the sun, the sun won. It was dark by the time we completed the 170° longitude, 15 time zone change and landed at the Chuuk (Truk) airport on Moen. We took a bus to the southern tip of the island, then got out on a dark and moonless night, walked to the pier, and took the ship's boat to the Odyssey. We had a brief orientation, and everyone went to bed shortly thereafter.

Welcome sign at the airport

Walk to the pier

Boat to the ship

Ship: all we could see

Welcome aboard!

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