|Dianne outside the Customs office at the main wharf. The whole place is a building site as there is a big, Chinese-funded, extension to the port being built. It'll mean more cruise ships arriving here|
- Jekem weta fokas - the weather forecast looks pretty good for our trip, 15-20 knots SE wind, maybe a little more tomorrow
- Mek sua se enjin blong yu i wok gud - yes the engine works good
- Mek sua se ol sefti ekwipmen i stap long bot - all the safety equipment is in the boat
So, we're good to go, Just pleased we don't need the services of the harbour pilot:
Australia here we come! Very sad to be leaving Vanuatu, though.We were keen to use up all our vatu change so went into the LCM supermarket and picked up a few items. At the checkout we discovered that we'd mis-calculated and were short by 10 vatu (about 7 pence) and would have to return a tin of pate. The spirit of the locals was summed up when a man in the queue behind us, handed us the 10 vatu.
We'll try to update the blog and our YIT report yit.nz/yacht/maunieofardwall each day.