19 January 2014 | 02 21.241'S:105 37.595'E, between Bangka and Sumatra
10 January 2014 | 02 44.5'S:111 43.9'E, Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo)
07 January 2014 | 06 59.103'S:114 07.199'E, East end of Madura, Eastern end of Java, Indonesia
24 December 2013 | 08 30.473'S:116 01.389'E, Lombok, Indonesia
19 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
14 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
06 December 2013 | 08 31.113'S:119 52.065'E, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
05 December 2013 | 08 23.583'S:120 02.972'E, Flores Sea
04 December 2013 | 07 57'S:120 49'E, Flores Sea
03 December 2013 | 07 16.0'S:122 11.7'E, Bone Rate, Indonesia
02 December 2013 | 06 03.9'S:124 08'E, Wakatobi, Indonesia
01 December 2013 | 04 54.932'S:126 13.158'E, The Banda Sea
30 November 2013 | 3 42.134'S:128 10.149'E, Ambon City
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Melissa's Garden, Raja Ampat, Papua
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Raja Ampat
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Banda Neira
18 November 2013 | 1 53.459'S:129 43.990'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
18 November 2013 | 1 13.245'S:129 45.069'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
17 November 2013 | 0 26.578'S:130 26.639'E, Raja Ampat
10 November 2013 | 0 57.185'S:130 40.136'E, Raja Ampat
28 September 2012 | 14 16.390'S:170 41.798'W, South Pacific
We are here. Another "country", sort of. Am. Samoa definitely feels and looks like another country, certainly another island nation. But we are in the "American" part now. Its an American territory, but it retains a good bit of self government for most things, including immigration policies. The area is still governed by tribal chiefs, and we are not free to move the boat wherever we would like. If we want to go to a particular bay, we would need to get permission first from the chief or chiefs in that area.
Not sure what we'll do today. Probably explore a bit. Maybe see if I can pick up a spare back up hard drive. Last night we went out for chinese with our friends on water musick. The portions were samoan...
The harbor here is very commercial. It is filled with commercial fishing boats, tug boats, container ships (small ones) etc. Pago Pago used to have a number of tuna canneries, and it still has one starkist plant--unfortunately, you can smell it. Its an odd mix of dramatic tropical mountains and coconut palms--and heavy industrial elements. We can't wait to get on a bus or in a car and see the other parts of the area which are supposed to be very beautiful. So far the Samoans have been among the nicest and friendliest people that we have met.
The picture is of Amy snorkeling with a Manta ray in Suwarrow.