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At anchor: Apia, Samoa

September 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Its a compulsory marina for the first stop in Samoa.  The authorities and the Samoans are very friendly.  As they say – I’m sure they don’t have a word in their language indicating the same level of urgency as the Spanish “manana”.  A great welcome from all the cruisers in the marina.  A lot of them have been in for a week or so because they are enjoying it so much.  Lots of socialising.  Most boats are doing circumnavigations, just a few from New Zealand doing an around the Pacific voyage.  All getting ready to head to New Zealand or Australia in early November.  It was the New Zealand vs Australia Rugby match live in the bar last night.  Samoans like rugby so a noisy night.

Last few miles of the voyage from Bora Bora was lovely light wind sailing.  A few gybes to keep the crew on its toes.

Position: 13°50’S 171°46’W [-13.828,-171.759]

Tags: Pacific Leg

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Liz Black // Sep 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I have just been watching webcam footage and a wonderful slide show – really brings your sailing adventure to life.
    After a wet summer here it would be super to get some of your sunshine.
    It’s super to read all your diary entries………book on the way?

  • 2 anna glantz // Sep 29, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I am the mother of a young man named Eskil Glantz who is sailing as crew with Elvis the Gecko since two weeks. I understand that you were on ElvisT.G. in July? He joined the crew in Tahiti, before that he was on another boat named Marionette. Yesterday they were near Rarotonga , Cook islands. We are very worried since we have heard about the tsunami striking the Samoan island this evening. Do you know anyting? We have not been able to reach them. Please answer quickly.