We took a hiking group photo together. One person stayed out for the photo, and it wasn't me this time.
After taking in the moment, I got out to take some more photos and I even tried a little video as photos don't quite do it justice.
I noticed a little falls a bit to the right of Nu'uuli Falls as we were up there, so I walked over that way. The trees surrounding me reminded me of the Olympic Peninsula. My good friends will understand this reference though I've never been to the Peninsula. I took another little video and took some more photos.
After the hike we took the bus to Tisa's Barefoot Bar on the East side of the harbor for lunch. Really cool little place with lots of character. This place has been standing for 18 years in the village of Alega run by Tisa and her husband Candy Man. (He also built the place.)
Figured I'd take a photo of my barefeet with my pina colada at Tisa's Barefoot Bar with the ocean in the background.
They also had some grilled swordfish available for lunch that day, which had just been caught the day before and marinated overnight. My first time having swordfish, and a good experience. Look at the delicious plate - a fresh salad with olive oil and lime juice, fried green banana slices, and grilled swordfish.
After lunch a few of us picked up a ride with a nice couple in the back of their pickup (photo in the back of the pickup below) to the village of Fagatago, where we did a little shopping. I picked up a new i'e lavalava. The turtle caught my eye, and blue is my favorite color.
We had some ice cream at Samu Ice Cream Shop, recommended to us by former WT volunteer and one of our teachers Jenn. Good stuff, and then grabbed a bus. I stopped at the fabric shop next to pick up material for my one maroon Tafuna skirt and some material for a puletasi. I pick those up in a week and half, and I'll post photos then so you can better understand what I'm talking about. Stopped at Steven and Son's little convenient store on our walk back to Vo Tech (where we are currently staying), and I picked up a little pineapple pie that some fellow volunteers raved about.
As we we walked up to Vo Tech, I couldn't get over the beautiful shades of blue on the ocean and in the sky today. Nice calm water and a photo worthy sight. Grabbed my Nikon D70 and took some photos. I've mentioned before how that view is never the same all day long or day to day. Clouds are always different and the lighting changes.
Finally took a nice long shower, came up wrote this blog post full of my amazing adventure for Saturday, and now I am headed to watch a movie on my computer and go to bed. Feel so rejuvenated after today.