These are random pictures that we took while Donna and Bill Flake were here. Donna took a lot of them as she is much braver than we about going up to someone and asking to take their picture. We are sensitive to their private life and are usually traveling so fast past something that we miss the action. Thanks Donna for these pictures.
In each village there is a central fale. They have the village meetings there and the chiefs sit in an order with each type of chief sitting by a pole. We have only seen a few village meetings so this was a treat to not only see a meeting in progress, but to get a picture. This one is a little unusual in that they are sitting on chairs instead of on the floor leaning against the posts.
In the picture below, we are having a picnic lunch as part of our day of traveling around the island. Not a bad spot for lunch.
I love to hear the little children sing, they sing Very loud and when they have a fun Primary song, you can hear them far away. They love to sing!
Earlier in the day we went to the Coastal Walk. A film crew and contestants are on Samoa filming "Australian Survivor - Samoa". They have been everywhere we want to go. Well, they finally left and as we were walking along the path, Bill found a survivor torch that had been left.
We all had to poise with it as you can see from our poises. Nice lavalava Shanna, I never can get these to hang straight!
If you get to watch this Austrailian version of the show, the torch belonged to Sue. We took it with us and left our contact information with one of the village guys who takes care of the Coastal Walk area. We figured Sue would want this as a souvenir.
It turns out that the participants don't get the torch, the executives get the torches. We should have kept it! Oh, well, good deed is done it is back in the hands of the film crew.
Enjoy the pictures, we enjoyed taking them and we'll take more.
Love to all, have a blessed Samoan day!
Manuia le aso