Monday, May 26, 2008

Passage to Port Vila

A shot of Yasur, the active volcano on Tanna. This was taken when leaving for Port Vila.

First Glimpse of Tanna

This is the first good view of Tanna I recorded on the 10th day out of Opua. The passage was a lot easier than having gone down to New Zealand. The wind clocked around to the NNE and hit 25 to 30 for about a day and a half right at the end. I got under the lee of Anatom and waited until it backed to the SW for an overnight run to Tanna. The clip was taken the next morning about ten miles out from Port Resolution, the destination.

Fishing Clip on passage from Opua to Tanna

This is the only clip I will upload of the main part of the passage from New Zealand to Tanna, Vanuatu. I don't know why I chose this one but it captures a lot of the kind of frustration one goes through when singlehandling long passages.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

In Vanuatu

Made it after 10 days to Tanna. Currently in Port Vila. The passage up wasn't bad. I have a little video clip that I've been trying to upload that just isn't going to make it. They barely had internet on Tanna. Some Norwegian cruisers and I tracked down a "computer school" where the teacher's computer had a dial up account set up....
Updates will be sparse as there isn't going to be any internet let alone electricity where I will be headed for the next month or so...
Pic is of Port Resolution.
I'll post a few more pics the next time I come to town and abandon the movies for now.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Leaving this afternoon

It will be lighter in the morning but I don't really want to sit around here another night...

To see how the conditions are check the "New Zealand to Fiji Ocean charts"

If you want to chat, I'll monitor five minutes before Opua Offshore Radio begins their morning sked

Frequency 4417 at 1855 UTC or 6:55 am New Zealand time.

See you on the other side.