|Saturday is the best day in the market and extra stalls are set up outside|
We also had to buy some unusual supplies for our trip - bundles of 'yaqona' - the dried roots of a pepper shrub which we'll present to the chiefs of each village we visit in a very important ceremony called sevusevu. The roots will be pounded into dust and mixed with water to make a drink called Kava. We'll post more about this once we've completed our first sevusevu.
|Yaqona root bundles wrapped in newspaper and rafia tape|
|Low-freeboard fishing vessel|
As we headed east we were overtaken by one of the ferries which service the islands. Not sure if it was the wonderfully-named Egi One, though
|Must be one for illegal immigrants, judging from the Deporting Time|