Wednesday, September 19, 2012


The following pictures are from our car trip around Upolu - the Samoan island where Apia is located and where we are currently moored. We rented a car with Camilla and Johanne off the Norwegian boat, 'Flow'. We will post another blog with pictures from our multi-day Savaii trip when we reach Tonga.

Fire dancing - Every Tuesday there is a show at the local ice cream bar where children twirl burning sticks and other perform native dances. Thanks to Camilla of 'Flow' for this photo.

Falls and swimming pool at Togitogiga- Thanks to 'Flow' for this picture.

Our little Daihatsu - a high clearance vehicle was mandatory for this trip although we did not use the 4 wheel drive.

Black Sands beach

Coastal hike through national park

Camilla and Johanne in Pandanus forest

Rugged coast

Pandanus forest

Off-lying islands with sea arches

The islands were home to a tern colony

The trail ended in lava flows with 'rope' lava.

Two lovely flowers

Churches line the coast road - more than we have seen anywhere else in our travels. We counted more than 50 between the ferry terminal and Apia - less than a one hour drive!

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