19 January 2014 | 02 21.241'S:105 37.595'E, between Bangka and Sumatra
10 January 2014 | 02 44.5'S:111 43.9'E, Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo)
07 January 2014 | 06 59.103'S:114 07.199'E, East end of Madura, Eastern end of Java, Indonesia
24 December 2013 | 08 30.473'S:116 01.389'E, Lombok, Indonesia
19 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
14 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
06 December 2013 | 08 31.113'S:119 52.065'E, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
05 December 2013 | 08 23.583'S:120 02.972'E, Flores Sea
04 December 2013 | 07 57'S:120 49'E, Flores Sea
03 December 2013 | 07 16.0'S:122 11.7'E, Bone Rate, Indonesia
02 December 2013 | 06 03.9'S:124 08'E, Wakatobi, Indonesia
01 December 2013 | 04 54.932'S:126 13.158'E, The Banda Sea
30 November 2013 | 3 42.134'S:128 10.149'E, Ambon City
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Melissa's Garden, Raja Ampat, Papua
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Raja Ampat
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Banda Neira
18 November 2013 | 1 53.459'S:129 43.990'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
18 November 2013 | 1 13.245'S:129 45.069'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
17 November 2013 | 0 26.578'S:130 26.639'E, Raja Ampat
10 November 2013 | 0 57.185'S:130 40.136'E, Raja Ampat
Chicken in a Basket and Quiz time
24 September 2013 | 17 34.623'S:168 12.827'E, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
We've finally left Port Vila after waiting for the weather to settle. We are presently anchored of Lelepa Island on the northwest side of Efate in Havannah Bay. Tomorrow morning we will head to Cook's reef. For a bit of much needed snorkeling.
We are going to miss Port Vila--its a wonderful, bustling little town. We thoroughly enjoyed the people, the restaurants, and the company of our friends on Maaliwalas, Solstice and Three Little Birds. One great thing about Port Vila was the ability to get a good Steak!! They have top quality beef here, and it is surprisingly hard to get a good steak anywhere else in the south pacific.
The picture is of a chicken in a basket at the local market. Yes it is a live, and yes it is sort of getting out... There were several to choose from for those looking for some fresh chicken, fresh as it gets.
Now, see if you can figure out a few bislama words/phrases. Bislama is a pidgin english, and it is very phonetic. A very similar language is also spoken in the solomon islands.
Basket blong titi nambawan bia yumi Plen i foldaon
Here are a few extra ones that are just funny:
mixmaster blong jesus christ nambawan pikinini blong Missus Kwin
And though its from the Solomons, not vanuaut: Haus Bullshit