Thursday, August 21, 2008
big welcome home celebration in Raratonga!
we lucked out!! on Tuesday August18, a wooden canoe type catamaran sailed home from a Samoa!t he whole town there, and shops even closed up for the celebration.the boat is very basic, all wood and they are using was out to celebrate them coming home!! they were gone a total of 3 weeks and it took them 1 week from Samoa toRaratonga.regular polypropolyne rope for standing rigging! made all of us cruisers think -"wow, if they can do it in that boat , then I guess we are okay with our boats"
it was great to be there for the big welcoming!! thats what we want we we come home. tee hee the crew is all in blue , they had the cheif say some speech in their language and boy the singing!!! absolutely amazing, so all of you practise up, cause singing us in would be so neat.
the drumming was something else too!! love the drumming, Annette, you would love it too!!
this the cook money, cool isn't it. they even have a $3 bill and yep that is what you think it is on the $1 coin!!