Sun 22 Nov 2015 00:43
We considered staying here in Vanuatu but there are reasons why we can’t. There’s due to be plenty of cyclones this season, they estimate 6-10 for Vanuatu. El Nino this year means folk think they’ll not be as strong as Pam this year, but slower moving so causing quite as much damage. To be safe Lochmarin would need to be strapped down in a frame on the hard, but the only travel lift here isn’t big enough for her. It’s a no go to wait out the season here.
So where to go? We can’t go North, we can’t stay here, East seems rather the wrong direction… so West it is. We’ve decided to drop South and West to Australia for a few months, leaving as soon as the Cyclone Season ends (probably April) to head back up to the Solomons.
So, a 1000 nm ocean passage then a new continent to explore. We’ll get to see a duck-billed-platypus!