Archive for the ‘South Pacific Sailing’ Category

How to land a crewing job at sea

How to land a crewing job at sea

My article was originally published on Meet Plan Go! As I knock, knock, knocked on the window of a sleek catamaran with a shiny teak deck, I wondered, is this appropriate behavior? Had I been visiting a house, I would have knocked on the front door, but climbing aboard seemed intrusive. No one emerged from below deck. […]

Safari Lodge – Where wind, water and sunshine meet in tropical paradise!

Safari Lodge – Where wind, water and sunshine meet in tropical paradise!

Safari Lodge is located on beautiful Nananu-i-ra, a remote island of Fiji. Blessed with consistent trade winds, Nananu-i-ra island is a wind-sport enthusiasts paradise!  From April to December, winds blow at a steady speed of 15-30 Knots, attracting wind addicts from around the world to the tropical waters of the South Pacific. Australian windsurfing legend, […]

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 […]

Kitesurfing Mystery Island

Kitesurfing Mystery Island

The island of Inyeug was renamed “Mystery Island” by the owner of a cruise ship who began bringing passengers to the deserted island in 1980 as it was a mystery whether they could land their passengers there because of unpredictable seas. Today no one lives on the island is because its traditional owners who live […]

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 […]

In the next fifty years

In the next fifty years

“What do you think your home will look like in the next fifty years?“, Infinity Expedition’s volunteer crew ask the people living in the remote villages of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Without prompting, Barry, resident of Aneityum island in southern Vanuatu, told us the story of how he has recently had to build a […]

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 […]

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