Another Day In Paradise

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Fri 30 Sep 2011 06:08
Hi Al,
We haven't moved an inch since yesterday - the beach we are anchored off must be one of the most beautiful in the world, so why leave?
This morning the kids spent a heap of time playing with the gang of four off UTOPIA II, swimming, swinging off a halyard into the water and having competitions to see who could knoock each other off a surf ski. I borrowed some diving gear from Paddy on WILDFLOWER II and gave the hull a clean, and made water. Cate just pretty much put her feet up for the day. It has been a while since we last had a true nothing day and it has been really enjoyable.
Tonight we should see the Silver Fox gang for some beers - they are preparing for Steve and Megan their guests to depart to tomorrow, and through happenstance we haven't actually been able to get together for a drink since they arrived (other than the night we raced around the cans in Vila).
Tomrrow morning we will head up the Saturday market at a village about a hour's steaming time away from here, then hopefully we will be able to make out to the northern chain of islands which ring the Ouvea Lagoon. This place has definitely been worth the detour already and we are looking forward to exploring some more of it.
We have also enjoyed our week of school holidays immensely, but back to the grindstone on Monday!