Vanuatu update: tomorrow is our 33rd wedding anniversay, and Pamela has selected a fine restaurant on a beautiful Vanuatu beach to celebrate the event. After that we’ll cast off the mooring lines for New Caledonia, a four-day sail due south.
Photo 1 below: Raising the Vanuatu flag upon arrival in Port Vila, August 11, 2015. Considering a haircut.
Photo 2: Fanla village is the oldest village on the island of Ambrym. The gentleman with the hibiscus in his hair is the chief of Fanla, wearing a splendid pair of boar’s tusks.
Photo 3: Unicef delivers supplies to Loltong Bay on Pentecost Island.
Photo 4: The ROM dance celebrates the ancestors of the village tribe. The elaborate masks are meant to signify the mysterious, non-human beings in the other world. The “namba” is the sheath covering … er … not much.