Samoa Quake & Tsunami (updated)

30 Sep

I’m feeling a bit emotional about all of this news this morning.  I was totally fine, until I had a look at Google Maps Aftermath of Samoa Quake.

There is a post there which reads:

Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa

Last Updated 14 minutes ago

Kiwi Lyall Preston sees the bodies of three children in the aftermath.  A nearby hotel and restaurant have been destroyed.

This is such sad news!  Matt and I were there in February and stayed at the Sinalei.  It is a truly beautiful place and the people were amazing.  It is right next door to Coconuts resort and between the two resorts is a local restaurant called Lupe’s.  I hope all is ok here… it was such a precious spot, where our meal was made in the family’s home kitchen!

We have some beautiful memories here and things like this can really turn a place like Samoa upside down.  Here is a shot of our lovely Lupe’s and a few more to boot… 

Lupe's

Lupe's

kayaking to the mangroves

kayaking to the mangroves

View from Sinalei

View from Sinalei

Matt jumping from the end of the Peir at Sinalei

Matt jumping from the end of the Pier at Sinalei

Updated: This photo is from nzherald.co.nz (courtesy of Lorrainne) and is of the debris at Sinalei Resort after the tsunami – our photo taken from the Sinalei (above) was taken from where the person in the centre of this photo stands…

The debris from the Sinalei

The debris from the Sinalei

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