After travelling 10 hours – 2 boats, 3 planes and a bus ride later – I arrived in Tranquillity Island. The resort is home to a turtle sanctuary and I was lucky enough to watch 3 turtles being released back into the wild.
Today I explored Port Vila and what a change from Honiara! The seafront is very touristy – there are cafes, parks and tourist attractions advertised everywhere. I grabbed some cash, got a coffee and hooked onto the Wi-Fi and tried to organise collecting my research permit.
This morning I was suddenly woken by the whole world shaking at 5:40 am. The whole bungalow was moving, my bed seemed to be moving across the room. My first thoughts were of confusing, and then I realised earthquake! It lasted no more than 30 seconds, after which I got up and went to the door.