Category Archives: Vanuatu

The New “Day of Infamy”

We received the news of the terrorist attacks on America just as we were ready to weigh anchor in Lamen Bay, on the island of Epi and sail toward Port Vila on the island of Efate. I picked up email … Continue reading

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Vanuatu: Aore, Epi, Espiritu Santo and Malakula Islands

We spent four busy days moored off the shore of the lovely little Aore Resort while we took care of business in Luganville, just across Segond Channel from Aore. After a month in “the boonies,” we needed to catch … Continue reading

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The Banks Islands-Part 2

It would be difficult to pass judgment on which island in Vanuatu is the most beautiful. The variety of geography offers something for everyone. We, however found Gaua, the southernmost of the Banks Island group, particularly alluring. The north and … Continue reading

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The Banks Islands-Part 1

The past two weeks of cruising in the Banks Islands have been about as good as it gets; great weather, gorgeous and uncrowded anchorages, friendly villagers and a high fun-to-boat maintenance ratio. Returning to Ureparapara from the Torres Islands, we … Continue reading

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The Torres Islands

We had hoped to visit all of the Torres Islands during the time we were there, but for ten days reinforced southeast trade winds made all but two anchorages on the island of Tegua untenable. We’re not complaining, as we … Continue reading

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Espiritu Santo to the Banks and Torres Islands

One of our major goals this season was to visit the Banks and Torres, two remote island groups at the very northern end of the Vanuatu chain. We had read and heard tales from other cruisers about spectacular and uncrowded … Continue reading

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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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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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