We arrived a few days ago but have spent most of our
time in the marina and the town.
It has been a 4 day celebration for 30 years
of independence with music, fireworks etc..
We hired a car yesterday and drove all round the
We started at the ‘Secret Garden’
where we were shown Gekkos and Snakes and there was a lot of history re.
Independence day celebrations – all wearing
their best costumes (brought with early missionaries as they felt they needed
to cover up)…
Do you want to see a Gekko? Here you are and it lands
on your shoulders.. Do you want to see snakes.. well here you
are….!!! Steve is very brave….
Traditional Village Chief
Nice views from a hilltop
Every piece of land belongs to someone…
and everyone wants to be
Nice view from a hotel
beach.. we had lunch there.. (no fee to stand on the
Paid for the priviledge of people using
it. We had to pay equivalent
To £1.50 each to go on his land to see the view
Another nice view at the
These are very popular in gardens. Would look great in Hook Norton..
This is the truck we hired for the day..
(we were looking for some caves) museum with 2nd
world war bits of pieces.. mostly of aeroplanes..you can pay extra
And snorkel over a submerged plane..
Traditional Vanuatu house.. we passed
plenty of these as we drove through the villages. They seem to live in
either corrugated iron sheds or these
Lovely traditionally built houses (sheds). Very