Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pictures of beautiful Suwarrow - finally!

I know, we have almost been in Western Samoa a week and I am just getting around to posting some pictures - must be island time.

As you can see, we had a amazing time in Suwarrow and met some wonderful cruisers that we will see again and again. Always good to meet new friends.

Ranger Harry and Charlie did a great job of making us all feel welcome, plus showing us Suwarrow. We will never forget them!

In case you are going to Suwarrow, here are a couple of tips:

1) Use floats on your anchor chain. The anchorage has lots of coral heads that your chain will wrap around. We anchored several times before finally putting on the floats. Much better.

2) If you are going fishing or spearfishing in the pass, be sure to bring your fish in really fast. If not, the sharks will take them.

That's it - enjoy the pictures!
Enjoying 7 Island
Brand new baby Frigate
Carol snorkeling
Coconut crab - scary things
Josh and Dennis and the big coconut crabs
Tasty dinner
Doug enjoying the swing
Elaine (s/v Mazu) and her kayak stroll
The gang enjoying Suwarrow
Sooty Terns and Frigates on Gull Island - so noisy
Hermit crab race
Ranger Charlie teaching the girls to dance
Potluck, of course!
Rafted up to Evergreen - Manihiki
Ranger Charlie catching the coconut crabs
Ranger Harry cooking dinner
Ranger Harry entertaining the cruisers
Sam (s/v My Muse) sailing the lagoon
Leaving some of Steve behind - he would have loved Suwarrow
Suwarrow lagoon
Suwarrow Yacht Club
Totem's flag - so nice to see!
Photo op!
Nice to be on land!


Anonymous said...

Oh what beautiful scenery never have seen water that blue you two look fantastic thanks for sharing all you adventures with us land lubbers Mom

Behan - s/v Totem said...

what a great adventure in a gorgeous place. I'm not sure if I'm more amazed at how bit the crabs are or how big Josh is now! Stunning lagoon and gorgeous underwater... will always be our fave. THANK YOU for the photo of our flag and the SMYC pennant! I love seeing them!