We arrived at the Samoa marina at about 9:00am on Sunday (23rd) and the first thing we saw was the mast of Stu's parents boat Ariel - what a welcoming sight! Stu called out 'Ariel', and two minutes later Stu's parents were running over to help us tie Pelon up in her marina berth.
We have now had three days of much missed family time, but the best part is that Stu and Max can go off and do their boat stuff while Bronwen and I can talk about everything EXCEPT boats - bliss!!
We've had a fair amount of rain here so far, although I suppose that's to be expected as the dry season has only just started. It is really hot here (which I love, particularly now that I'm used to having a constant coating of sweat!!) but so good to be back on land and in yet another country that we're looking forward to exploring.
We have also heard rumours that there's a shop here that sells Vegemite...