Posts Tagged ‘South Pacific Sailing 2011’

Best of 2011 – By the seat of my skirt

Best of 2011 – By the seat of my skirt

Some of my best memories to date were made in 2011 … BEST SUNSET: Broome, Western Australia South Pacific – Minerva Reef   BEST DIVE: Navy Pier, Exmouth Exmouth, America Down Under     BEST PLACE TO TAKE PHOTOS: New Zealand, everywhere! Coromandel Penninsula, North Island   BEST NEW SKILLS: Kitesurfing and Sailing   BEST PLACE […]

Erromango Island Vanuatu

Erromango Island Vanuatu

Erromango is a forested island in Vanuatu with a small population that lives in villages along the coast. Once named Martyrs Island when many missionaries met violent deaths there amongst hostile cannibals, and later named Sandalwood Island because of the abundance of the soft wood. Today the people are anything but hostile, sandalwood is scarce […]

Cargo Cult alive in “John Frum Village”

Cargo Cult alive in “John Frum Village”

On the east side of Tanna, at the bottom of the volcanic slopes of Mount Yaser, the last of the cargo cults live awaiting the second coming of an American deity they call John Frum. From the top of the mountain we could see the “John Frum Village” nestled between the rumbling volcano and the […]

Kitesurfing Offshore – Minerva Reef

Kitesurfing Offshore – Minerva Reef

Check out Thomas’ video from Minerva Reef where we went kitesurfing in the middle of the South Pacific! Read about How to kitesurf offshore by launching from a yacht!

Mount Yasur

Mount Yasur

Mt Yasur is an active volcano on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Climbing to the summit is easy, the low volcano rises to a height of 361 m (1,184 ft) above sea level. It was an amazing and frightening experience to stand on the rim of the volcano as flaming lava shot out of the […]

One Big Family in Tanna

One Big Family in Tanna

From sea we watched in awe as Mt. Yaser erupted in the distance, the red lava balls visible in the distance as we sailed toward the island of Tanna. We anchored at Port of Resolution, by morning the boat was covered in black volcanic ash. We stayed anchored in the same place for over a […]

Mystery Island Rainbow

Mystery Island Rainbow

Aneityum in photos

Aneityum in photos

Aneityum is Vanuatu’s southernmost inhabited island. The interior is mountainous and covered with forest. A group from our boat set out to trek through the center of the island to the other side while the rest of the boat sailed around the island. The trek ended up taking longer than expected and come nightfall they […]

Sailing aboard Infinity

Sailing aboard Infinity

After spending a week cruising around the Yasawa Islands in Fiji, Infinity and its crew set sail for Vanuatu. The passage took only four days and we anchored beside the country’s most southern island, Aneityum. The passage was much more fun than our experiences from New Zealand to Tonga and Tonga to Fiji. With a […]

The happiest people in the world …

The happiest people in the world …

live in Vanuatu (van-wat-too), reported the author of an article Thomas read when we were living in Western Australia. I had never heard of the country nor could I have placed it on a map, but I remember saying “I want to go there.” Comprised of 83 small islands, the nation of Vanuatu is a […]

Held hostage in Fiji!

Held hostage in Fiji!

I would probably get slapped if I were to say I was annoyed that we got stuck in Fiji the past week, as there are much worse places to be forced to be against your will! Fiji is great, but I wanted to be in Vanuatu by now! In my last post Help Me Save […]

Help me save the planet!!!

Help me save the planet!!!

I have the opportunity to increase the possibility of a sustainable future for our planet. Today I will join Infinity, 120 ft sailing expedition vessel that is setting sail for Vanuatu on July 6th. The mission of Infinity Expeditions is to promote global awareness, understanding and collaboration, real-world problem solving of environmental issues and choices impacting our […]

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