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 At 0030 in the morning on August 5th we aligned the leading lights for Apia harbour and started in under a half moon. Suddenly the leading lights were obscured by bright lights we assumed were on the port dock. We quickly realized, however, that we were sharing the channel with a very large tanker heading right towards us.Never a dull moment on Sea Star. It as a tiring passage from Canton Island with savage squalls followed by no wind. Our engine was acting up so part of our daily routine was a diesel bath as we bled air from the fuel system. Plan is to rest and recuperate for a week in Apia and then sail on to Savaii, then Wallis Island and Fiji.
 sunset before the squalls

  clearing customs

 downtown Apia

 village women weaving a mat

 Emma and Riley enjoying Sliding Rocks

 Exploring the north coast of Upolu

 view from Valima, Robert Louis Stevenson  homestead

 Valima, Stevenson's tomb on hill to right of house

 Riley and Emma at a waterfall in Savaii Island