Yesterday, we ventured to the Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve which is just a few hundred yards from the Marina. It's supposed to be the best snorkeling around (since the tsunami wrecked everything a few years ago) so we paid our 4 Talas (about $1.50) each and spent the afternoon at the beach. It was ok...very sad, if that's the best there is though.
|My token tourist picture today...the clock|
tower in the middle of town.
|I'm not sure if she worked there or not, but he was|
definitely a waiter. They were having a great time.
|Holland America drops off plenty of tourists.|
"What do you mean?"
"Well, what is fun? What should we go see? do?"
LONG pause.... "Like what?"
"Well, like, what is there to see in Samoa?"
Keep in mind, Samoa is a big tourist destination for the Kiwis. We've seen a lot of New Zealanders and a whole cruise ship pull up in here.
"ummm.... just enjoy yourself"
Always good advice, but um, we live on a sailboat and don't have jobs....enjoying ourselves is never a problem.
So another lady steps up and says.... "What do you mean?"
"Well, we're here. What should we DO?" I know, saying it louder doesn't make it anymore understood, but I didn't know what else to say.
Finally, one of the girls tells us we should go to a local beach. Great. Good idea.
We had that same experience in American Samoa. They looked at us like we had horns growing out of our ears when we told them we liked their island. You can imagine what they said when we told them we went hiking!
Anywhoo....enjoying our time so far. The marina is ok/decent and we're still in the "getting a kick out of it" stage as opposed to "gotta go" stage...so all is well. We'll try to take more pictures next week. We're planning on renting a car and figuring it out ourselves.