More pix of
rounding the Horn!
Eye of the Wind pictures by Eric Matson
Eric, Chris Deb and others doing the 'dry bum' version of duck pick ups in Vanuatu
The locals at Chief Nelson's village in Maewo, Vanuatu putting on a great show for us. Possibly the best anchorage for diving, village visits and fun in Vanuatu.
The market at the custom village on Tana in Vanuatu
Nancy from Adelaide with carved ebony walking sticks in the Trobriand islands
On Tikopia during that last visit, the sulu (dress) is made from Tapa (tree bark) and the stain is turmeric and coconut oil, the lady is related to Chief Tafua and has been a friend of the ship from the early days (esp Lesley)
During the last visit the Eye made to Tikopia, the red is turmeric mixed with coconut oil which is applied to honoured guests, the skirt I am wearing is made from paper bark (tapa), the fish around Tigers neck is a symbolic lure from chief Tafua.
The big Spanish Mackerel was caught in the Solomons 1997
Miss Helen was cook and galley girl for a couple of seasons. She was popular and lots of fun, I taught her (and Ross and Suzy and a couple of other crew) to dive one year and she really took to it, I have another great photo of her looking at the Lady deep inside the wreck of the President Coolidge near Santo (Vanuatu).
Where else to find Eric's pics:
in newsletter 7 |
in newsletter 9 |
larger pics 80's - 1 |
larger pics 80's - 2 |