Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting out a tropical storm in Port Vila

Hi all,

We've been in Vila a week making repairs on a couple of fronts.  We had our monitor break leaving Tanna and had to hand steer for 36 hours through very fresh winds.  We've had to have some parts manufactured here.  Also had some sail damage and an engine that's been acting up.  Joy.

We were at anchor in Vila but moved to a mooring a couple of days ago in anticipation of this big low that came down from the north, which has/had the potential to become a typhoon.  We hope to continue north in a few days, but are baking pumpkin pies today and are getting together with some other Americans for turkey day.

We hope to post some pictures from Tanna soon.

To friends and family, thanks for the kinds wishes and support, and we wish we could share the holiday with you all.


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