17:44.87S 168:18.66E Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. 18th July PM
Heike arrived back onboard this morning after an epic journey. She was
loaded with very necessary spare parts for the boat but the most critical
spare, the shroud wire, is probably still gathering dust in the corner of a
warehouse in Brisbane. Most of the WARC fleet has already gone north to
Espiritu Santo where they will start the next leg to Cairns on Sunday. I
think Grapto will now have to leave for Cairns direct from here sometime
early next week.
Had a nice lunch today of baby octopuses (octopi?) and a walk around Port
Vila looking for ceremonial penis-sheaths (Sorry Jacqui, nobody seems to
sell them so you might have to rethink your Xmas pressie list).
Colin is on a PADI course and has been night diving and wreck diving and has
lived to tell the tale.