Siufaga Beach Resort
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... catch the turtles when they are small and vulnerable and bring them here,to be raised to a healthy size, tagged then released. Hopefully this is true. I got in the water with the turtles while we fed them fresh papaya. There was maybe a dozen or so that came to gobble up the fresh fruit. They were used to the human presence.
By the time we were done there we were hungry ourselves. Manase, one of the best beaches on the island was a few villages away. We stopped ...
... but we just said we are if the drinks are cheap and the music was decent - having a bit of a dig. We left the bar as it was closing and were pretty merry and well on our way for a deep sleep. Today we simply decided again to do - nothing. After breakfast we went to sort out a car, the Auckland couple were renting one today and had a bit of a row over all the hidden costs. Dais and I wished up and have booked one for tomorrow when everything ...
... the night. Following some minor exploration, we went snorkelling out to the reef. This was easily the best snorkelling of the trip so far - schools of fish of a multitude of species, coral and even a blue starfish/sea urchin type creature. Some pre-dinner aperitifs kept us occupied until our complimentary dinner, whilst the veritable swarm of insects kept us occupied during it. Following an eclectic mix of food (fresh caught fish, fried chicken, macaroni and ...
... which it wont - unlike in 2009
A major earthquake and tsunami hit Western Samoa and America Samoa in Sept 2009, Apparently twenty villages on Upolu south side were reportedly destroyed - at least 79 lives. The outer lagoon reef is probably 2km away but when they had the tsunami many exposed places got bashed up (3m + wave?). I think the Apia north and east side copped it too - but we did not see too much evidence left.
... t get any further away from civilisation than this.
The next day, the other couple left and Laura and myself were left on the island by
ourselves. We chilled, sun bathed, snorkelled and roamed the small island. The locals came back to cook our dinner and once they left me and Laura were left on the beach having a beer watching the sun go down. It was at this time I went and gave her a little something. A
ring! I thought you ...