Exploring the island

I haven’t done much exploring yet, but I’ve seen some pretty cool things already.  Our first day here we walked along the coast near the airport.  The shore along that part of the island is lava rock.  There are some blowholes that the waves crash through.  It looks sort of like geysers.  Unfortunately my timing with the camera wasn’t quite good enough to get the full effect.


Yesterday I borrowed a car from Mary’s co-worker Shalini (who has been extremely friendly and helpful with getting us settled into our new home) and drove out to the east side of the island.  The east side is less populated and more natural than the part of the island we live on.  It was stunningly beautiful!   I didn’t take many pictures because the “main highway” becomes a one-lane road that hugs a narrow strip between mountain and ocean, so there weren’t many places to park and get out.  Here are a few of the shots that I was able to get between the villages of Amouli and ‘Au’asi:

The small island in the background is called ‘Aunu’u.  I don’t know much about it except that there is a village and the ferry from Tutuila only costs about a dollar, so I guess I’ll have to check it out!

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2 responses to “Exploring the island

  1. Wow! You sure aren’t in Minnesota any more — or Wisconsin either. Thanks for the pix — gorgeous scenery! Keep us posted.

  2. This is amazing! I’m glad you made it there safely and hope you get a chance to explore and post more pictures.

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