Saturday, 29 July 2017

Maewo and Honey - In Pictures

Liz wrote about our adventures in Maewo in her earlier post. Besides being a beautiful and less visited part of Vanuatu, the main objective of our trip there was the long awaited rendezvous with Honey.  The kid had been asking us almost hourly when we were going to catch up with them.

We finally meet up with the Honey crew again

and in no time at all the kids are in the water together.

Honey and Fluenta at anchor

Village tour at Ansavari Bay.  The chief is explaining some of the challenge with new regulations on non ni-Vans purchasing or leasing land

The falls at Ansavari Bay

A great place for a swim of course.

Into the Cave of the Moon

Cave of the Moon

Swimming with Benjamin on my back.

After dropping off some locals at the northern tip of the island, we tried to anchor there.  Here Honey is temporarily anchored in an uncomfortable spot.  We tried 1/2 nm further north and it was even worse.  We ended up giving up and went half way down the island to a safer location.

A petroglyph of the early European visitors

The local chief explain the story to the petroglyphs
A cave important to their kustom beliefs.  They place stones on top of each other and over time they form stalagmite like formations.  The guides - including the chief - debated whether they would take us here.

With the Honey crew and our guides.
Honey invited our guides back to the boat for coffee.  A great idea and we got to learn more about Maewo.
An interesting mix of traditional and modern.  Notice the Digicel mobile phone top up station.

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