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Exploring Port Vila

We flew over with the Fullers & Clouts to see the work they had been involved in the last few years in building schools in villages & setting up micro-enterprise loans.

They had a team of guys there building an extension onto a school & it was nearly completed. We looked around this village & then went to the village where our church would be funding & supplying the manpower to build another school under their supervision.

Gail & I & a group of local boys went up this huge hill behind the village & climbed a massive tree for this amazing view over the village & new school

The village was very poor & we walked through & met many families. A couple of children were sick & we were able to take them to the doctor & get them antibiotics. We looked at the school site for the new building & started to make plans for it to happen in September this year.

The Vanuatu women wear large colourful " Mother Hubbard" style dresses & are quite large people. They are arm & friendly & life moves pretty slowly. Back in Port Vila we had lunch a great french bakery & tried to learn some local language.

Gail took Brad & I around one day while Glen was doing some work & we hired mopeds to drive out of town. Gail hopped on the back of Brads & I had my own which I crashed 100 metres up the road.

It was pretty embarressing as I didn't take the corner well & drove straight into a high kerb & flew over the handlebars!! Glad I had a helmet on as I hit my head & chin & got gravel rash on my chin. I braved it & got back on & we drove around pretty bays & headlands.

Our hotel room overlooked the water & I got to watch beautiful sunsets from our balcony & big cruise ships leaving the port at night.

We went sailing on hobie cats to a nearby island & I lay on the trapeze & let Brad do all the sailing - so relaxing!!! The guys will be back in SEptember to build the new school in a 2 week time frame

Glen, Gail & Brad at the school

Glen, Gail & Brad at the school


The new classrooms

The new classrooms


Gail with local cuties

Gail with local cuties


The local cuties

The local cuties


Brad at the work site

Brad at the work site


Where the team were staying

Where the team were staying


Sunset from the Sebel

Sunset from the Sebel


Stunning sunset

Stunning sunset


Day view from the SEbel

Day view from the SEbel


Gail & I doing some painting

Gail & I doing some painting


The tree we wanted to climb

The tree we wanted to climb


The view from the tree to the new school

The view from the tree to the new school


The boys & I in the tree

The boys & I in the tree


Looking back down to Gail

Looking back down to Gail


In the tree

In the tree


The Tree

The Tree


Climbing back down

Climbing back down


Gail getting help back down the hill

Gail getting help back down the hill


Gail laughing at herself!

Gail laughing at herself!


Gail & our guides

Gail & our guides


Pointing back up to the tree

Pointing back up to the tree


Local beach

Local beach


Riding the mpoeds

Riding the mpoeds


Local surfing spot

Local surfing spot


Nice beach & water

Nice beach & water


Cruise ship in port

Cruise ship in port


Brad & Gail on the moped

Brad & Gail on the moped


beautiful river

beautiful river


Me on moped

Me on moped


More sunsets

More sunsets

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Vanuatu

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