Arriving in Apia

Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Sat 27 Jul 2013 04:08
13:49.75S 171:45.74W  Apia, Samoa
We arrived in Apia, Samoa on Friday morning - looking forward to a peaceful stay on the marina. We thought long and hard about whether to go to American Samoa or here (previously know as Western Samoa) we weighed up all the pros and cons and although American Samoa offers cheap diesel and good provisioning,  the anchorage is a bad one in an industrial port. Apia promised some civilization, and we were looking forward to being on a marina, with a good internet connection and enjoying a few evenings out.
But so far the place is a huge disappointment - from the customs process, to the chaotic marina, to poor and expensive internet and pretty grim provisioning.  Perhaps we will feel better on Monday if we can get our promised marina berth.