10 November 2016 (+11 on UTC)
Dear Friends and Family,
We arrived off the small bay here at 0630 local time. The first issue was that this area is so remote and apparently, the volcanic ash so prevalent that it changes the bottom here often enough that there are actually no depth indications on the charts! Yikes. We\’d also heard that the bay was very shallow. It is! We\’re anchored in a bay that is 250 yards in diameter and very surprisingly to us – absolutely no infrastructure.
We thought we\’d find a small town or a large village, but really, just a few local cottages and the Port Resolution Yacht Club. We suspect the \”Yacht Club\” may be a backpackers hostile and we\’ll see when we go ashore. There is no dock and we\’re the only boat here. A \”wet landing\” (as we call beach landings), will be the order of the day. A local, Patrick, paddled his canoe up to us and fortunately spoke perfect English. He told us where to go (The Yacht Club) to organize a tour to the volcano – hopefully tonight?!
All is well for now, it\’s very overcast and we can see the volcano smoking pretty heavily from the anchorage. Fortunately, we\’re upwind of it – for now…:-)
Scott and Nikki
COMMENT: Beach House – Anchored – Port Resolution, Vanuatu
TIME: 2016/11/09 19:14