Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa

 LightSpeed anchored in Pago Pago, American Samoa in the shadow of the aptly named 'Rainmaker' mountain.   Rainmaker located on the East end of the Pago Pago anchorage forces the moisture landed trade winds aloft where they promptly unleash a deluge of rain.  A transition from bright sunshine to pouring rain is hard to predict and every trip ashore holds a solid chance of a soaking,
 Looking west into the terminus of Pago Pago harbor.  Grey skies and light rain at the moment.
A view from the Port Captians office looking toward the West where the yachts anchor at the head of the bay.

Outside Pago Pago harbor the scenery quickly improves.
Crystal clear waters and nice reef flank the Pago Pago harbor entrance with Rainmaker to the NE.