Warren and Peter have returned from their stint ashore on Macauley Island, and describe the island as ‘heinous’! Getting around was slow and scratchy due to chest high ferns hiding soft soil pockmarked with seabird burrows. I’ll post more about their trip later but for now it’s an update on our whereabouts.
Straight after their pick-up we lifted anchor and steamed for 2 hours to Cheeseman and Curtis islands. We are now anchored in the passage between the two islands, and the intention is to do one dive this afternoon.
We are now at latitude 30 degrees and 32’, and longitude 178 degrees and 33’ west for interested seagoing types that want to pinpoint our exact location.
Curtis is the larger of the two islands, and is definitely an active volcano – it is steaming away, and we can smell sulphur in the air.
The smaller of the two islands is Cheeseman. Both these photos were taken from our anchorage.