June 2009

The Travel Bug - Issue 52

Port Vila Parasailing Launch

Port Vila Parasailing has undergone a change of ownership this year, and on Friday 5th June, Bruce and Helen Goad celebrated their new life in Vanuatu with a number of Port Vila residents and business owners. Bruce has a long history with the fire service in Adelaide, his career coming to an end when he could no longer physically perform his job. Five years on, after successfully having bilateral hip replacements, the urge to take the sea change was too strong to resist. Bruce is supported by wife, Helen, who brings with her lots of life and business experience. Originally having a career as a Registered Nurse, Helen branched out into related fields including counselling and working with the disabled.

Vanuatu Ocean Swim Kicks Off

The 3.2 Km and 1.5 Km Vanuatu Ocean swim race is being held in Port Vila Harbour on Saturday 13th June 2009, 8am. There will be over a hundred competitors taking up the challenge to swim right around Iririki Island and back to Seafront next to the Nambawan Café. Among the swimmers competing this year will be Nick Cordner, and Harriet Brown winners of the famous Lorne Pier to Pub ocean swim in Victoria. Also here will be ultra distance specialist and previous winner of the Vanuatu and Espiritu Santo swims, Shelley Clark, together with Stacey Hansford, winner of this years Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic at Manly.

La Grillade Restaurant

La Grillade is the signature restaurant of Starfish Cove, which aims to open in July this year. The restaurant features distinctive A la carte menu with a fine selection of Vanuatu Beef and Seafood Grills, to compliment the ambiance of a truly unique dining experience. Located right on the waters edge and blessed with a fine line 180º panorama lagoon frontage views, La Grillade caters up to 60 people, and every Sunday, the restaurant features a delicious Brunch (Sunday Brunch) from 11 am till 7pm. Currently, La Grillade serves only lunch and dinner at normal opening hours from 10am, to 10pm, and will soon be including Breakfast in the menu.

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