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Old 13-03-2015, 23:30   #46
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Re: Cyclones and avocados

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We made some good friends on Erromango and Tanna. Lovely people. Really worried about them just now.
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Port Villa direct hit i read.
O boy this is a big cyclone heading for Northern NZ. Metservice are saying it will swerve just off the east coast and hit maybe Eastcape. Looks big to me. Many boats will be lost.
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Just looked on bbc news web site there are photos there ( 6 ) showing yachts in port villa harbour with one sustaining major damage
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Pete (No Ties) hasn't posted for ages. Hope all is OK.
That devastation looks appalling .

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These boats seem in the main harbour, behind the island. About a dozen piled up and sunk. I wonder if they were at the dock or anchored out before.

That long narrow inlet just E of the harbour - is it navigable? Looks like a fine cover from bad storms but the entry looks shallow on Google Earth.

Any news from our special envoy? How did they do?

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Hope you made it through the storm OK. It looks bad from the pictures we are getting.
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We would remove the nut and fill the "hole" with lobster, crab or shrimp. Very yummy!

To kept the "guac" from turning brown, have it in a bowl and pour water on top of it. The water keeps the air out and prevents the "browning".
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These boats seem in the main harbour, behind the island. About a dozen piled up and sunk. I wonder if they were at the dock or anchored out before.

That long narrow inlet just E of the harbour - is it navigable? Looks like a fine cover from bad storms but the entry looks shallow on Google Earth.

Any news from our special envoy? How did they do?

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One side of the island is too shallow.. ok for dinghies but thats it... the other side is after the entrance into the Quarantine anchorage/mooring/small docking area
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Hope Pete and his wife are OK on NoTies!


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Probably a bit late to be warning avocados are rumoured to be very fattening...

Wishing everyone affected by this storm the best.
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Make guacamole and freeze it.
I just love that even facing a massive storm
you can still find humor and spend your energy trying to stuff away as much good (and cheap) food as possible!

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We hauled the boat on Tuesday and she's tied down as well as can be. Bunkered down in a concrete house with shutters up already, even though the world not scheduled to end until later tomorrow. Jim, The southern islands are probably going to miss the brunt of the storm, Efate is going to be the worst hit on current forecasting. Thanks for the recipes folks, some delicious sounding stuff there aspeciall the egg and avocado thing.


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Boatie,

Actually, from the angle on the bures on Iririki, and from what I remember of the waterfront, I think those boats were put in in that cutout past the new hotel,
just before you get to the breakwall that fronts the public market? See the green stuff on the other side of it in back of the boats? Whaddaya think?

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The news here says that re-establishing communications is a number one priority, and Aus is ready to send aid. Imagine the runway has to be cleared, too.

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Wishing NoTies and all others in the path of this monster well wishes and hopes you're all safe.

Please check in when able. I'm sure I'm not the only one worrying about you guys.
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