Tuesday, July 31, 2007

High And Dry!


A small tinnie above the beach on Mele bay. When the tides are right and the Manguru are around, the boys from Mele will set their nets and hope for a big catch. Manguru is a small fish which can be eaten or is an excellent bait.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Good weather at last!


A beautiful glassy morning on the second lagoon - welcoming in 2007 Independence Day.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

US Visit


A C17 from the McChord Air Force Base in Washington State visits Pt Vila as part of a humanitarian assistance programme throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Red Green and Blue


A coconut plantation at Undine Bay, once a thriving copra producing plantation which later turned to cattle when the copra price plumeted.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Heading out


A yacht under sail heads out across Mele Bay, in another 4 miles it will be in the Pacific Ocean.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Common yet stunning!


Also very common in the Pacific is the Hibiscus, often used to form hedges along the fence line.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Frangipani

Found commonly all over Port Vila is the humble yet striking Frangipani. This one is the common yellow variety, but it can be found in as many colours as you can imagine.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Evolutionary Genius


Just like a chameleon, Bobby the Australian Blue Cattle Dog alters her coat color to blend in with the bitumen road - yeah sure!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mother Nature 1 - Cruise Ship 0


When 10 metre seas clash with a 37,000 tonne cruise ship - all bets are off!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Kiwani Race Day 2007


This year saw a record crowd turn out for a fantastic event, with the usual Fasions On The Field, packed race card, and lots of corporate boxes. The weather was kind with a cool overcast day for most of the afternoon. Well done to all the Kiwanis involved.
Mid afternoon and the Pacific Blue jet makes a spectacular sight "on final" to the nearby airport.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Hanging about!

Observing the coral growth on a dropoff at Paul's Rock, Havannah Harbour.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Are we ready?


Greg (from island of Tanna) checks that all the saddles are ready for the visitors from the Cruise Ship.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Once was a tree


Photo by Clare Moloney

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

You first!

More school holiday fun - jumping from the yacht spreaders into the pristine waters at Havannah Harbour.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Ahhh - school holdays!


School holidays and the everyone is having fun - especially the dog!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ouch!

Lucky for the helmet - this head shot was a knockout!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

It's mine


A successful fishing trip in the second lagoon land a couple of juvenile Giant Trevally, later to be eaten for dinner. Young Sam was especially impressed with the catch and was definitely keen on the “Fillet and Release” program.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Standing room only


This tiny sand island is off the coast at Mele and comes and goes with the various cyclones!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Thats a big hole you've dug!


Digging post holes in soft sand for a new fence at Narpow Point.