Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hanging out

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Liquid Gold

In the late afternoon glow of Pt Vila harbour, a skier waits to be picked up, enjoying the warm Tokay like water while wondering where Jaws is tonight!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dolphin's View

The bow of the Tukoro as seen by the two pods of dolphins that watched the action - well maybe!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Man stack!

Four men working on the new tower at Joint Court - not sure what it is for yet - could it be to search for intelligent life - good luck!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Deep and dark

Looking down into eerie depths of 650 metres of ocean while retrieving the FAD!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Raising the Moso FAD

This Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) was deployed approximately 18 months ago by the Port Vila Game Fishing Club off the coast of Moso in 650 metres of water, anchored to the bottom with 2 concrete blocks, each weighing 450 kg. While the FAD did attract fish, it was not as effective as predicted, most likely because it was placed too close to the coast and out of the major current.

It was decided by the club to retrieve the FAD, refurbish it, and re-deploy it a further 3 nautical miles out to sea. This was an excellent opportunity to study the wear and tear on the components as research for future FADS.

Friday, August 17, 2007

RVS Tukoro

The RVS Tukoro waits patiently in Havannah Harbour for boarding of the FAD (Fish Aggregating Device) retrieval team - see tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sunset Ski

Enjoying a late ski in the Port Vila harbour

Monday, August 13, 2007

Mr Beer

Long time resident and boss of the amber fluid factory, Murray is seen at the race day enjoying some of his produce!

Remote village

From Port Vila Today

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007


Human bones found buried under a tree at Narpow Point.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More rain

While nearby Australia suffers bad drought and severe water restrictions, Vanuatu continues to have a very wet winter, with a recent downpour of 5 inches in one night.