Monthly Archives: July 2001

A Quick Spin Around Northern Vanuatu

A Quick Spin Around Northern Vanuatu We’re just getting back into our normal routine after having Cate’s parents Chris and Rosaleen on board for a couple of weeks. They were great guests and we thank them for carrying up parts, … Continue reading

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Oyster Island and Peterson’s Lagoon

The west coast of Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu offers up some spectacular anchorages, all within a short day sail from good provisioning in Luganville. Our favorite was Peterson’s Lagoon behind Oyster Island. Peterson’s Lagoon is the most protected anchorage … Continue reading

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Questions about reefing.

What sort of reefing do you use? Moonshadow’s main sail has three deep reef points as well as a flattening reef which we occasionally use to keep the boom out of the water when power reaching. Each reef point is … Continue reading

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Vila to Santo, Part 2

Our goal was to be in Luganville, commonly referred to as “Santo,” for a 4th of July party, so it was time to put a few miles under the keel. We headed west, around the bottom of Malakula Island and … Continue reading

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Port Vila to Espiritu Santo

After nearly a week in the “big smoke,” Port Vila, we were provisioned up and ready to get back out to visit some of Vanuatu’s more remote islands. Vila is quite nice with it’s calm and protected anchorage, nice waterfront … Continue reading

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