"Mystery Island" - renamed for tourists, I assume
Yesterday the Celebrity Solstice left New Caledonia territory for a few hours and sailed to the nation of Vanuatu. The destination? Mystery Island.
|Caroline is standing on the grass runway for the island's airstrip.|
|Other than the beaches, the main feature is the grass runway.|
Actually, I can't find much about "Mystery Island." The island we visited actually is Inyeug Island, which is uninhabited but used for a cruise destination and the regional airport for Aneityum, the southernmost island in Vanuatu. I think "Mystery Island" runs off the tourist brochure and tongue better than "Inyeug Island."
We spent an hour walking around the perimeter of the island. We usually walk pretty fast, and this walk should have taken us 20 minutes or so, but we kept being distracted by the thousands of little hermit crabs scurrying on the beach.
|You had to be careful not to step on these little guys!|
|Our 10 cm pipefish looked something like this one.|
|There's a small craft fair set up on the island when cruise ships arrive.|