Monday, July 22, 2019

Port Vila market

The morning market not far from the dock is full of fresh fruits and vegetables and a hive of activity.
We have 2 more days here before leaving for Mackay Australia on Thursday.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Port Vila

Here we are, tied up downtown next to the wharf. We actually anchored in the bay just north of here last night, called Hannah harbor so this morning we awoke early and motored 20 nautical miles against the prevailing SE trade winds to get here. After hosing all the salt off the boat and cleaning Alora up, I went for a run north alongside the coast  got a feel for the city. It's very commercial here with lots of tourists, souvenir shops, atm machines, cafes and currency exchange places along the pot holed Street.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Tanna to Port Vila.

Sailed up to Port Vila over night and we are going to rest up today out side the harbor before going in tomorrow.
We had the official meeting with the village people before we left.
They gave us some homemade bags full of fruits and vegetables and we have them lots of gifts including school supplies.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Village people

We traveled on a very rough road in pickup trucks to visit a local village.
Here we were welcomed with traditional dances.
We then sat down to a meal which included taro, banana, yam, choko, fish, chicken and coffee. All locally sourced, gmo free and organic.
School visit

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Climbing the mast

My boat has a 50 foot stick whereas Alora's mast goes 83 feet off the deck.
It was scary as one thing but I had to go up to pull a broken halyard down

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mount Yasur

Went up to the caldron last night and got within 100 metres of the crater. Scary, windy and cold. Journey there in the back of a pickup truck along these roads that were atrocious.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Port Resolution

We went ashore to clear customs and immigration and got a first hand look at how people from Vanuatu live.
Outrigger canoes cut from one tree using an adze. No stitch and glue here.