These are our stories of sailing across the Pacific, to inspire your own adventures. You may even find some useful tidbits of technical information to help you avoid our mistakes.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
We Aren't the Only Ones
The container ship in the distance ran aground on the reef just before we arrived at the harbor in Apia Samoa. Tugs were pulling furiously with cables stretched across the harbor entrance preventing us from entering until dusk. It turns out this was the supply ship on its way to make the rounds in Tonga to supply isolated villages that hadn't seen a ship for years due to a ferry acident in Tonga. So the islanders on Niutaputapu had to wait another year for. Unfortunately, three weeks after this photo was taken a Tsunami leveled the villages in Niutaputapu, Tonga. We were in Port Villa, Vanuatu, by that time and the tsunami warning reached us in time to motor out into deep water before the 4 cm Tsunami ripple reached the harbor. Vanuatu was protected from the brunt of the Tsunami that devastated Niutaputapu by the ocean geography.