Day 317, Year 1: Tisa’s Barefoot Beach Bar
Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Weather: Beautiful Day (in between early am and late pm showers)
Location: Pago Pago Harbor, Tutuila Island, American Samoa

I have been a day ahead of myself since last Friday. Somehow I skipped August 25 in the logs. Sorry about that. So yesterday was Tuesday, just not August 30, as I wrote. Today is Wednesday, August 30, or at least I think it is, and it has been a busy, busy day.

I spend the first hour of each day sanding and varnishing the Dorade boxes. I’m on coat #9, but I need to get to #15, so I still have a few days of varnishing to go. I also worked on cleaning and polishing the stainless on the boat. Mark hauled water from shore, went to the internet café ´o check e-mail, and worked on the pump that rids our shower stall of water. By the time all of this was done, it was time to head to Tisa’s Barefoot Beach Bar for a swim and for dinner. Unfortunately, the late afternoon rain happened just as we left for Tisa’s and continued once we got there. We made the decision not to swim and snorkel in the rain, but we did have a great walk on the beach. Penny and Greg from Long Tall Sally and Barbara and George from Gdansk went with us to Tisa’s and we had a wonderful evening. The food was fantastic and the company was great. We got to see the “flying foxes” of American Samoa (actually these are fruit bats) and we saw whales blowing in the distance. Great evening!

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