It is Tuesday and the first hint of clearing
is in the air. There was some sunshine today, though it rained lightly on and
off as clouds covered us then rolled away for a while then came back. Now it is
4:30pm and it is nice and calm, about 90% overcast with some clearing. We are
leaving in the morning for Luganville, we have been here quite long enough. The
thing is, we couldn’t really enjoy the place because of the constant rain. We
did manage to visit the waterfall again today, with Kate this time, during a
nice period. We took some pictures this time.
Kate is ashore with Jonah now – he is at a
birthday party for Allison, the little girl on “Noason”. As I have written
before, they spend a lot of time here and are very close with the villagers. The
party is being held at the temporary “yacht club”, basically a thatched roof
with thatched walls on three sides. Kind of a lean-to in fact. But cozy. I
stayed behind to read and relax. Ahhhhh.
There is also Million Dollar Point about a
mile East of the town where the US Army dumped military equipment after WWII.
The story has it that they offered it for sale to the locals for pennies but
because they assumed it would be left regardless (considering the high cost of
shipping it all back to the