18 June 2008 | 17 36'S:168 14'W, Port Havannah, Efate to Asnavari, Maewo
17&18/06 Our last night Port Havannah was perfect, a near full moon with the drums from Lelapa coming over the absolutely still waters of the bay, a beautiful ending to an amazing stay. We made a lazy start to the passage to Asanvari, leaving at 10am Tuesday, in near perfect sailing conditions of 10 to 15 knots and gentle seas. A good sized Wahoo caught on lure as we went out the pass set the mood and our spirits were high. The trip was an easy downwind sail and we arrived in Asanvari Wednesday at noon. Asanvari is an incredible beautiful island anchorage including a lovely waterfall that runs into the bay. We went ashore to introduce ourselves to Chief Nelson and his son Nixon, both of who welcomed us warmly and showed great interest in Oceanswatch. After a very interesting village tour by Nixon we did a preliminary survey of the bay and headed back to the boat for a much-needed early night.