Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Made it to Savaii!

And it is beautiful!

We are anchored in Matautu Bay, off the island of Savaii, which is the "big" island of Samoa. Lush and green, with the highest peak around 6100 feet. Savaii is sparsely populated, but famous for it's rainforest, secluded beaches, waterfalls, and mountainous interior.

Our crossing was only 50 miles from Apia, Upolu. We had good winds (sometimes too good), but confused seas - as always. So ol' Moondance was rocking and rolling on all sides. We were very happy to drop our anchor. There are two other boats here - Mazu, our buddies from Mexico, and Mystic Rhythm. It is small anchorage, but plenty of room for us.

The wind is projected to be "kicked up" for the next couple of days, so we will hang around the boat for a couple of days and work on boat projects. Then, we want to spend some time exploring the island.

We will probably be here a week and then start looking for a weather window to our final destination - Fiji.

I have a bunch of pictures to share of the Teuila Festival - it was a great time. Hopefully, I will get them posted this week.

Hope everyone is doing well - we miss you!

PS: I gave myself a mullet haircut today - very stylish - not!

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Steven Graves said...

You should see Debbie's haircut lol
It's a number 7

lghadle said...

I don't know - I kinda' like the hair cut / L.Hadley