On our trip to visit family in Western Samoa, we found a ladder, and this ladder should be in a training video for what O.S.H.A tells people to NEVER do. It was amazing.
It featured the following:
- Two telephone poles
- Two-by-four slats
- Almost perfectly vertical
- Vertigo inducing design
- Protruding nails
- Wet wood to climb on
- Moss on the wet wood
- A platform to catch you if you fall...
You would think, that with water being below the ladder that there would not be a... catching platform? A large, wooden, spine crushing, paralysis inducing, living-as-a-vegetable wooden platform.
Just remember, when you travel, tetanus shot and medical evacuation insurance are not a bad thing to have.
All this being said, the water was wonderful, but never again! You win this round To Sua Ocean Trench
Part two to follow.