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At anchor: Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu

May 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Arrived at 14:10 local time. Excellent sail for the last 2 days.

Captain Cook named the harbour after his ship when he anchored here. The locals eat the first European missionaries and ones sent from Fiji but are really friendly now. Impressive local school for 250 children and the village has about 250 people.

We have checked in at the main town on the other side of the island – Lenakel. An all day adventure as the road would been seen as challenging for most 4×4 rallies in UK. There is only 1 bridge on the trip close to Lenakel, the rest of the rivers are forded and it takes a full 3 hours. A short section of about 800yds has concrete the rest is just mud. The middle section goes across the ash plains of the volcano Yasur – very lunar like.

If the rain clears we hope to take the guided tour to the top of the volcano – the world’s most accessible active volcano. Start at 4PM, get there for sun set at 5.30 and then watch the embers fly up into the night sky. Position: 19°32’S 169°30’E [-19.525,169.496] Note on our charts that has us on the land in the middle of the village!

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg

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  • 1 Stuart // May 16, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Its great to hear your stories again – we have all missed the ongoing trials and tribulations of Giselle while she and her intrepid crew overwintered in NZ.