Keeping Neil entertained in bad weather
Lots of rain
Chris was feeling rough after a bad night, but I was feeling a bit better, so I swapped roles with Chris in entertaining Neil and we decided to go out on a mission.
Although the weather in Apia was not great, we had high hopes that it would be fine the other side of the
, so we chose to take the cross-country route through the centre of the
to the south coast and then drive up and round to the east. But the weather only worsened the further from Apia we went.
Neil checking out depth of ford #2
By the time we had reached the bottom of the
Neil could barely see out of the windscreen so we seeked some brief shelter at a nearby resort.
Would be fantastic views if no clouds
We both felt very under-dressed as this was an obvious honeymooners retreat and we sat in the restaurant dripping wet in our optimistic beach wear receiving unfriendly looks from the staff as we chose to only have a drink and nothing to eat. As soon as we downed our smoothies, we drove quickly away faced once again with the rain.
The ford we didn't pass through
But as it had rained so hard, we were faced with a deep ford and feeling brave decided to chance it and luckily as we had quite good clearance managed to drive straight through, but just a few kms down the road we were met by another, this time fast-flowing which we just made through.
Thinking we had finally crossed through the worst of the roads, we saw one more and there was no way we could risk driving through as it was really wide, even more fast-flowing and this time ended up in the sea, so we sadly turned back around and drove back to Chris for a relaxing evening and a quick bite to eat at a Chinese which unfortunately made Chris feel even worse even though he just ate clear soup.
on May 25, 2012
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Chris and Charly's Pacific Island Pit-Stop
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