|All of this fresh lettuce for 300 Vatu or $3 USD!|
|This lowered our waterline!|
We went to au Bon Marche warehouse and bought 300 kg (over 600 lbs.) of rice and 72 cans of powdered milk for Avohk and Awei Islands in the Maskelynes. Thank you to those of you who donated money to help buy food. Although this sounds like a lot of rice and milk, it will only last a week or two as there are 50 families on Avokh and five on Awei. We will need to replenish their supply before we leave Vanuatu.
|We had a nice lunch break at a French Café on the water.|
In fact, the boat was so full and listing to the port once we stacked the rice on board! The V-berth, crew cabin and crew head are pack full of items for Avokh Island. They needed assistance before Cyclone Pam, so this may not even make a dent if they have been hit hard.
|This is just the saloon.|
And you should see the V-berth, crew
cabin and crew head!
|Avokh Island is located on the SE corner of Malakula.|
Caduceus decided to spend three to four months in Vanuatu working with the New Zealand-based Butterfly Trust giving medical care on the outer islands.
Chez Nous has been working with Sea Mercy, helping to coordinate and deliver medical teams and equipment to the islands.
In addition, all of us are trying to help get safe drinking water to the people. I fear for what we will find when we reach the lovely village on Avokh.
Another World ARC sailor, Heather Sutton, who was crew for an Australian boat, decided to sail her own boat from Australia to Vanuatu to lend in the aid mission. We were happy to see her and her crew in Port Vila.
You know you have been in the islands too long when you let them braid your hair! Heather had quite a new look on shore!
|Enjoying the sail. No seasickness this time!|