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At anchor: Saddened but still enjoying Asau, Savaii, Samoa

October 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

We are still on our own here in an idyllic anchorage. It was very quiet yesterday as all the schools and businesses were closed in the aftermath of the Tsunami warnings. Savaii had next-to no damage and no tsunami wave on the north coast of Savaii . Upolu didn’t fair as well with lots of damage and deaths on the south coast. Pago, Pago on American Samoa was badly hit too and we have heard of a death on a cruisers there.

Planing to move on to Niuatoputapu, Tonga tomorrow or Friday [in google maps enter-15.942,-173.768]. They were hit with the wave. We have two big bags of rice on board as they haven’t had a ferry delivery for quite a while. Will give them some of our oats as well.

Tonga is on the same time of day as Samoa (BST -12) but on a different day. When we move we will loose a day. There is debate on board which day we want to delete. Which would you choose – Thursday, Friday, or Sunday?

Position: 13°31’S 172°38’W [-13.515,-172.646]

Tags: Pacific Leg

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katrina // Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Glad you are all safe and well.

    As for the day to lose, for me it would need to be a weekday, no point in losing a weekend day !!!

    Take care

  • 2 tracy // Oct 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    i vote for thursday. sunday is precious and friday is FRIDAY…
    san diego checking in. we were in savaii in june, happy and surprised to hear no surge action there. so srry for upolu. do you know what suffered in tonga – was in Niuatoputapu and that is why you are going there? Have you heard if Niue was hit?
    thanks – for everything –
    tracy & doug

  • 3 jane Baron // Oct 18, 2009 at 8:35 am

    It must have been very traumatic for you. Anna was in Singapore and said it was alarming to be that close! is Kirsty still with you?

    Speak soon

    love Jane