Photo Gallery - September 2001
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version of the image.
rusty, derelict Tuna boat anchored in PagoPago Harbor.
view of PagoPago Harbor from the Queen Jane at anchor. In the center Rainmaker
Mountain can be seen. To the left are the tuna canneries and tuna fleet.
standing at the end of the public pier at Pago. This is where sailboats tie up
to clear in with customs or to take on fuel from the fuel truck.
fishing boats tied up in the small boat basin in Pago.
Tool Shop was indespensible in our quest for parts and supplies while in Pago.
The manager, Fred, is extremely helpful and lets cruisers use his phone for
local calls. The laundramat is attached to the Tool Shop and is opened 24hrs
PagoPago tuna fleet tied up at the tuna canneries and processing center.
According to a factory worker we spoke with StarKist tuna alone ships 3 million
cans of tuna each day the plant operates.
PagoPago container port. Since Am. Samoa imports nearly everything it consumes
the container port is constantly busy with ships.
lovely building in downtown Fagatoga the administrative center of PagoPago
the dinghy back to the boat from the dinghy dock at Pago.
Queen Jane at anchor in PagoPago Harbor.
nice shot of the stern.
doing the Power Ranger dance.
bus station in PagoPago.
typical example of Am. Samoa busses. This one being an example of the smaller
is one of the normal size busses in American Samoa.
view of the exterior of the PagoPago public market. Notice how deserted it is?
view to the inside of the market at Pago. Venders sit in the covered ring and
display their produce on the steel tables facing out. The center of the market
is a big courtyard used, apparently, only for Bingo games.
all you will ever find at the PagoPago produce market is coconuts, breadfruit
and bananas. Lots of bananas. Plenty of cocnuts. Rarely anything else.
Queen Jane at anchor in Apia, the capital of Independant Samoa.
wearing the traditional garb of Samoan men, the Lavalava.
pretending to Mr. Tool Belt Man. All his play tools, nails, and bolts are
arrayed in his "utility belt".
has two public semi-outdoor markets. Three in fact counting the fish market
which operates only in the morning. This is the "flea market" where
stalls are filled with clothing, tourist crap, Kava bowls, etc.
eating an ice cream outside the flea market.
dining room at Aggie Gray's Hotel in Apia set up for "Fiafia" night.
The fiafia as it is presented today is merely a song and dance show but was once
an important cultural ritual. After the show the tables are re-arranged for a
new friend Anders off the Danish sailing vessel Scafhogg.
and Anders from Scafhogg at the Fiafia.
kids table at the Fiafia. From left, Jonah, Victor and Emma from Scafhogg.
and Anetta discussing deep issues of great world import over a huge rum drink.
crew of the Queen Jane and the crew of Scafhogg relax at the Fiafia at Aggie
Gray's famous hotel in Apia, Independant Samoa.
musicians come out first to warm the crowd up.
entire ensemble performing at the Fiafia at Aggie Gray's Hotel.
dancing at the Fiafia.
big finale at the Fiafia was the fire juggling act. Not caught on camera: a
performer drops a flaming baton in the pool.
Vavaii tree. The tree with few if any leaves sports dozens of drooping pods
which when ripe open to reveal a cottony fiberous material. The locals
apparently use the material to make pillows. I have been told by Anders of
Scafhogg that this is called a "Kapock" tree in other languages.
pair of country porkers standing by the side of the road. Kept pigs are very
common in Samoa.
of the hundreds of churchs found in the small villages strung around the coast.
pig in idyllic surroundings.
mother hen and her chicks out for a stroll on the side of the road.
resting at the bar of the Sinelei Reef Resort, a hotel we passed on our trip
around the island.
at the Sinelei Reef Resort hotel.The hotel was lovely with a georgous pool and
bar area. The weather was cloudy and raining that day, so we did not visit the
beach but it looked great from the pool.