I was able to sail offshore from Apia last Thursday for a couple of hours and the Va'a tele was on the hard at Sinalei Reef Resort last Sunday for a lunch provided by the Samoan Voyaging Society(I am a member), some great shots and video.
Having fun in the Pacific - free trip around the Sun every year - Yahoo !!!!!!!
Offshore Apia in rain squalls - note rope assistant and snubber for shock on steering oar
Steering with traditional crab-claw sails - love the tatts
Twin main sails and a small jib set
Chicken's head on steering oar
Crew member - "Pirates of the South Pacific" ???????
Big oar and outboard well - 50hp Yamaha (IRON Sail)
Artwork is distinctive to each va'a and reflects the national designs
Head (DUNNY) is the front door on the hut - no standing room, bring your own bucket filled with sea-water to flush with. BIT CRAMPED
On the hard at Sinalei Reef Resort looking towards Coconuts Resort and Liquid Motion Dive shop and tours
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