|Port Mary, Santa Ana Island. Our boat became the playground|
for the local kids, who were on holiday.
|Chief Godfrey at a rock spinning ceremony.|
Veutumboso Bay (Vanua Lava, Vanuatu)
|Retrieving a wayward coconut crab. |
Hayter Bay (Torres Islands, Vanuatu)
|We traded for coconut crab, which we hadn't tried before.|
|Mark and Sarah with one of our cooked crabs.|
|Mohawk Bay, Reef Islands (Solomon Islands)|
|Fenualoa, Reef Islands (Solomon Islands)|
|Halloween. Rowa Islands (The Banks, Vanuatu).|
|We hung around this curious cuttlefish (bigger than a football)|
for about 1/2 an hour, until we got cold.
It is miserably hot and humid, especially when it rains and we need to shut the hatches and choke off the little air movement there is. We kind of minimized the warnings we got about the heat and humidity here, but it is the worst we have experienced in our four years on the boat. I'm sure that about half an hour in Chicago's subzero temperatures would make me appreciate the warmth, but right now I am just hot and cranky. Unfortunately we still need to get even closer to the equator before we get to the Solomon's "main" cruising grounds...
|We're greeted by a lot of teeth|
reddened by betelnuts.
|Conrad helping to grate cassava.|