We re-visited a little beach area near Pago Pago called "Fatu ma Futi", the story goes like this...
There was a Samoan couple named Fatu and Futi who sailed from Savaii, an island which is part of Western Samoa, about 300 miles away from Tutuila (American Samoa's biggest island). Fatu and Futi traveled on a canoe many days and nights but could not find Tutuila . As they traveled, strong winds and heavy rain tossed the canoe and caused it to capsize. Fatu and Futi swam hard for days and nights to find rescue. After two days of fear and misery they finally reached the shore of Tutuila, but Fatu and Futi could not endure the hard time they had faced and both died and changed into big "rocks". The two big rocks are still standing side by side along the shore, Fatu (the man) is the big one and Futi (the women) is the smaller one (I didn't get a my own pic of Futi... had to grab the second photo online).
We didn't have the sunniest day but Noah made the best of it...
Unfortunately we were not able to put the water camera to very good use. It was cloudy and soon after we arrived our snorkel mask broke. We did still manage a couple "fish pics", Mom spotted and eel hiding in a rock as we were wading through the water. It was small, but I'm pretty sure it wanted to bite my finger off...
In addition to that, there are always sea cucumbers all over the sea bed. They are black or grey slug like creatures that slink along the sea bottom. Not very exciting, but a fun fact is their defense mechanism which is to expel some of their internal organs out there butts... yum! They can later regenerate the expelled organs. They are eaten here occasionally and popular in Asian cultures, but it takes a lot of work clean and prepare them.
NOAH NEWS: Noah is in the process of getting his next tooth (#6) and never got a break from the last one... poor kid!! He did get to help Mom make pancakes.
The Jaskowiak Family
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