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Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in 2009
On Sept 20 2009 ‘Upolu’s Southern and eastern coasts and the south coast of Tutuila, American Samoa were struck by a tsunami that killed about 190 people and left thousands homeless. It began with a 8.1 magnitude earthquake 190 km south of Apia which struck at 6.48 local time. Eight minutes later a ten meter wave demolished ‘Upolu’s south coast where ...
... the heat and spent the rest of the day and our energy washing down the boat and putting up the bimini to turn the cockpit into a shady sanctuary. We found it stifling hot and I can’t remember how many times I rallied that day to accomplish the tasks that somehow got done. At 6 pm after a few drinks and dinner we fell into a comatose twelve hour sleep, hot and sweaty.
Following Junior's advice the next morning I ventured to the fish market before ...
... beginning of the property to the top of the hill and his casket was passed hand over hand to the top of the mountain. On his grave, there is a plague with one of his last poems:
Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie
Glad did I live and gladly die
And I laid me down with a will
This be the verse you gave for me
Here he lies where he longed to be
Home is the sailor home from the sea
And the hunter home from the ...
... a lion fish, the first one we had seen on this trip, but it was only about three inches long and tucked down inside a stand of coral. It was good to see such perfect coral life along this coast, because the southern coast where we had stayed the previous three nights had been destroyed by the 2009 tsunami. It also killed 170 people and destroyed all of the buildings along the coast where we had stayed. I guess I should have said something about that when ...
... however Vailima is excellent as it’s refreshing, easy to drink with a pleasant taste. It is much nicer than Heineken which in my opinion is just foul. After “Rocking da boat” we headed to Club X and ended up back at home at a respectable time on account of the fact that everything closes in Samoa at midnight.
I also learnt ...