Mota Lava, Banks Islands 13:41.57S 167:37.84E
Mon 12 Aug 2013 20:22
We brought 9 villagers from Vanua Lava here today as this is where they come from originally. We hope they can organise a Snake Dance for us on neighbouring Ra Island tomorrow, but who knows? They are lovely people with big smiles all the time. THey have made Liz and I their new Brother and Sister in a very simple ceremony.
Church yesterday was one of the top moments of our trip. The smallest simplest church with at least 15 people and kids sitting side by side in a wood and coconut tree hut, filled it up to capacity. The singing and worship was very real.
Said goodbye to s/v Anna Rose yesterday who have moved on to another special time in the next islands North and have left a treasure letter for Zinnia there for us to pick up some time. Special people, sadly on a slightly different timeline and path to our own.