Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Wed 11 Jul 2012 05:57
Captain Cook named Port Resolution after his ship. It is a beautiful bay, but faces north east and so it is a bit of a rolly anchorage when there is a swell outside that is coming from the east. This part of the island is several hours drive from the main town on Tanna and there is a lot of poverty in evidence, yet the village and surrounds are meticulously maintained.
The beaches around the anchorage steam with the vapour from hot springs. We took a tour with a guide, Jimmy, who showed us some of the springs at close quarters. Andrea stood a bit too close to one of them and a wave came and slopped the boiling water onto her feet. She immediately jumped into the sea to cool her feet and fortunately was not badly burned.
We also took a tour to see a Kastom village, where the villagers live according to their ancient traditions.