Friday, September 28, 2007

What was the name of that place again!

Having been hustled and bustled around Port Vila and surrounds on shopping trips and tours for 12 hours, the passengers are now on the back deck with a beer and a champagne saying goodbye to the lights of Port Vila, and musing to each other - what was the name of that place again!?
(Photo courtesy of Glen Craig)

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Simon the helicopter pilot was last seen paddling from Renatpoa Inlet toward his homeland of New Zealand - he must be missing his pet sheep. (Photo courtesy of Glen Craig)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Heading off to catch some dinner

One of the locals borrow Greg's custom built outrigger canoe to get some dinner from the fringing reef. You can tell it is custom built for "the white man" as it has 3 outrigger supports instead of 2 - thus making it stronger but severely limiting the ability to stroke on the right hand side. (Photo courtesy of Glen Craig)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Fresh oysters served up at - where else - Oyster Island, Espiritu Santo. (Photo courtesy of Glen Craig)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Blue Hole

One of a number of blue holes in Santo, this one just outside Luganville. These are fed from underground water sources and filtered through coral - making the resulting water crystal clear (and cold).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

No kidding!

An inter-island package sitting on the counter at the domestic airport waiting to be picked up. Scenes like this one are amazingly common with lots of livestock carried onto the Twin Otter aircraft! Not sure if the chicken knew the comedy of the situation - possibly had other more serious things to think about!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Tanna House

A very neat example of the local housing on the island of Tanna.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Catching lunch!

Fishing off the wharf at Pelekula, some local boys are catching sardines to be used as live bait for the Trevally that hang just within casting distance.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time the Chinese invested in a fish processing factory at Pelekula, Espirito Santo, now all that remains is a crumbling wharf and the odd wreck. Nevetheless it is a beautiful place to visit.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Port Resolution

Port Resolution on the island of Tanna - a popular stop off point for traveling yachies.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Natangora Thatching

A fantastic example of traditional roofing using Natangora palm thatching from Epi. This one is at Breakas Resort at Pango.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Street lights & signs

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