Posted by: monsonmadness | August 29, 2012

It’s all who you know

Last Saturday we had one of those rare opportunities to really enjoy the beauty of this island. With only two or three public beaches that we have access to, we sometimes get tired of doing the “same old thing”. Fortunately we have some good friends whose family own a private beach in Malota on the other side of the island, and who very generously invited our rowdy crew to spend the day with them.

We packed up our cars with beach gear and food and headed out. It took about an hour to get there on bumpy roads passing beautiful scenery along the way. Michael had never been to this part of the island before and was awestruck with its beauty.

On the beach we enjoyed taking taking turns in the kayak, collecting shells and nuts (which we cracked and ate right there). We loved exploring and finding hermit crabs and paddling in the warm water.

We barbecued hot dogs for lunch and ate fruit and chips. Dad went out snorkeling and spear fishing with his friend, and look what they came back with! Isn’t this fish beautiful? It’s called a parrot fish. (Fuga in Samoan) They have beaks that can bite off sharp pieces of coral.

We came home exhausted and a little bit sunburned, but had a wonderful day. We need a good day out like this every month or so to keep us going! Please excuse the bad picture of me! I took all the other photos and asked Michael to take one of me in the kayak but I have a mean face on! At least you know I was there right?



  1. Beautiful!! Looks like a really fun day. The shells are beautiful and that fish is pretty- I’ve never heard of a fish with a beak! Mary and Emma look so cute!!

  2. What a fun day! Did you guys eat the fish?

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