Photo Gallery - July 2003
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Another view of the market. The market is open 24 hours a day and offers fresh produce (fruits and vegetables) as well as handicrafts including everything from shell necklaces, wood carvings and coconut bras to realistic models of traditional sailing craft.
The main drag in Port Vila. Though highly oriented to the tourist trade, almost everything you need can be found here. There are several banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc., etc. as well as a booming industry selling pirated music CDs, DVDs and computer software.
The steps going up to the second floor in the building to the right lead to the Department of Immigration. Cruising sailors in Vanuatu are required to visit Immigration monthly to extend visitors visas which are normally issued only for periods of 30 days.
The fuel dock is run by 'Yachting World' a service organization which offers help to cruisers in a variety of ways. They manage and rent about 3 dozen permanent moorings spread out in the bay as are the people to go to when you need to find some odd part or service. They also serve as a mail drop for incoming packages.
The dinghy dock is part of the Waterfront Bar and Grill, a local eating establishment that specializes in making cruisers welcome. They also offer stern-to moorage for boats wishing to tie up to the wall rather then anchor out or use a mooring.
View from the Queen Jane taken in Havannah Harbor. This very large bay is formed between the mainland and two large islands which form a protective barrier making its water's calm and welcoming. This was the spot where US Naval forces gathered during the weeks before the famed Battle of the Coral Sea. The Coral Sea is situated between Australia and Vanuatu about 500 miles to the West.
While we were in Havannah Harbor our aft head (toilet) pump failed. Here we see the captain working to replace the failed pump with a broken spare. In the end we had to send to New Zealand for a replacement pump.
Gammy and Julia, Jordan's sister's (Debbie) daughter. Gammy is keeping Julia busy while the rest of us bowl. Why are we bowling? Well, we're not sure, but Jonah and Cole (Debbie's son) are loving it and that's reason enough!
Jonah watching his ball progress down the lane. This alley features kid-safe "gutter guards" which prevent the ball from going in the gutter. Without this feature almost every ball Jonah rolled would have been a gutter ball.