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Feb. 11 - MYSTERY ISLAND, VANUATU

sunny 82 °F
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Intriguing named, this little island (population zero) is a slice of paradise (see map :)).

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It may be a “mystery”, but it is not a secret. Nearby islanders travel to Mystery Island to sell handicrafts and tours. Inclusive, if not politically correct, advertising, for “non-snorkelers or old people”.

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We are at the Southernmost bit of the Vanuatu Archipelago, 80 islands and islets just 1,000 miles from Australia.

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Sunshine, passing rain showers and island breezes blessed our visit.

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Protecting reefs surround the island, creating an underwater coral garden alive with colorful fish.

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A grass landing strip, built by the USA in World War 2 provides quick access for the next door islanders.

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Hästa is posed on Ed’s yellow flipper

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Ship’s tenders ran back and forth all day – providing easy access to a day in the sun for guests and crew.

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Islanders’ ancestors were not so welcoming to early missionaries.

Posted by Swenigale 14:35 Archived in Vanuatu

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