Yesterday we came into Aneytioum,or( "Anatom" as it
is nicknamed in English),the southernmost island in Vanuatu.Anelghowat bay on
the southwest corner is a beautiful secluded bay,very well protected and without
swell.We dropped anchor around 5 o´clock in the evening,saw some of the local
people in their ancient canoes and had a very good dinner.The island is very
green and lush and some parts looked like rainforrest.After a good nights sleep
we took a bath,had breakfast and left at 9 o´clock in good tradewinds of 15kts
from SE.Just after leaving the bay we saw a humpback whale quite close to
port,that jumped and played around for 10 minutes.
At this very moment we are goosewingsailing,moon in
zenith,march behind/venus ahead,and southern cross to port.We have 70Nm left to
go to Lifou,the island in the middle of Loyalty Islands/New Caledonia,and expect
to do landfall slightly after sunrise.