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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