Tuesday 30 July 2019

Mele Bay - Fire Show

Richard and I spent a few days in Port Vila, saying farewell to the WARC fleet, sorting out documentation with Customs/ Immigration and provisioning.  On Friday we sailed the short distance to Mele Bay and enjoyed swinging at anchor in the lee of 'Hideaway Island', going ashore to the 'beach bar' in the evening to watch local performers' 'Fire Show' which involved ~ 10 men and women doing all sort of dangerous routines involving fire - very high energy and great entertainment value.

The Ni-Vanuatu people are wonderfully fun-loving, friendly and cheerful - they have been identified as the 'happiest people in the world' and from my personal experience that seems to be pretty accurate.  They also seem to have incredible memories for a face: now 3 different people have said to me ' I know you, you have been here before some years ago'…. (I was here in 2001 and 2005) N


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