This week’s Aganoa update contains visions of burley 15-year-old Samoan schoolboys smashing each other brutally in rough islander rugby, contrasted by some flourishing produce bursting with colour and complex, delicious flavour. All of this is wrapped together in a soft layer of feathering offshore bliss on one alluring Aganoa afternoon.
The guests were treated to a thoroughly entertaining game of rugby union at the local school, involving some seriously skilled teenagers. No wonder why they all get drafted into leagues around the world! This was the same day as our traditional cultural tour involving local Tapa cloth making and a weaving demonstration by the woman's committee bursting with enthusiasm. Talk about a Samoan cultural experience!
Meanwhile, back at the Lodge, our garden is thriving with lettuce, bok choy, cayenne peppers, chills, tomatoes, capsicum, watermelon, passionfruit, beans, cucumber and an array of healthy herbs almost ready to be picked. Just being around it makes you feel a sense of calmness.
Surf wise, it has levelled out at a fun 2-3 ft with some favourable winds. When the wind swings, we snorkel our very own nursery of diverse adolescent marine life. Super satisfied.