In February this year, Carl and Roxy took delivery of their new Seawind 1160 Deluxe. They christened her Sky Pond and set off for Australia. Taking delivery in Ho Chi Minh City, they cruised down the Java Sea, passing Bali and eventually on to Darwin – that’s a story for another time because they soon headed off on an exciting cruise to Vanuatu. They sent us this report:
This week we visited the rim of a volcano on Tanna that was absolutely amazing. We were so close to the lava which was exploding from a clearly visible huge hole in the base of the crater. I got some cool pics but internet here is hard to find so we will send more from New Caledonia.
As in Ambrym, there are said to be powerful sorcerers living on Ambae so we’re keeping a low profile, chilling in Vanihe, snorkeling, reading, listening to music, and just taking in the majestic scenery. Towering cliffs reach 150m high, forming a dramatic backdrop as they rise out of the clear blue waters and black sand beach. We’re the only ones here and there’s no access to this bay from land, so it’s quiet.
Tomorrow we’re off for Asanvari, Maewo…
The volcano they mention – named Mount Yasur, has been continuously erupting for almost 3 years – reportedly with several eruptions per hour.
We’re keenly awaiting the next update from Sky Pond and will post it to the community as soon as it hits the seawindcats.com inbox…
Carl and Roxy are cruising French Polynesia on a Seawind 1160 Deluxe