Phew! Got away from the tropical climate - no more dripping with sweat all day and all night!
We had two nights in Western Samoa - quite a contrast form American Samoa - much busier- more roads, more businesses, more markets, more people being purposeful. The first day we wandered around Apia (the main town) and found a good snorkelling beach - brightly coloured fish a foot long and a massive black sea slug on the bottom. The second day we visited the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum which was an elegant wooden villa in beautiful grounds.
Flew to New Zealand - hired a car and spent a night with friends we met in AS - they have a beautiful home, immaculate gardens and smallholding producing year round beef, veg and fruit.
Today we took a drive round the north part of NZ and now at a Youth Hostel in Whangerei - just been admiring the yachts in the marina - a bit of a culture shock!