A visit to the Mele Cascades: Port Vila, Vanuatu 3

This was the 11th post (Day 11) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.

12th July 2014 – Efate, Vanuatu

Life moves at a wretched pace that beckons me
To pause, to ponder, and to purportedly fill
myself with thoughts and questions, and the final conclusion.
That life, like water, now remains beguiling and still.


Mele cascades in Efate, Vanuatu

Flowing still. – Mele Cascades, in Efate, Vanuatu

The day began early today again. Surprising that I’ve never got up before 8.30 even when I was working in a workaholic Singapore. But when I am travelling, I found out that I can wake up at ungodly hours, and not hit the sweet snooze button. Because today, we had a full day plan chalked out.

Maciej and me left the hostel early morning, took the rented car, and started our long drive around the whole island, which is roughly 102 KMs. And to his credit, he drove the whole time. We stopped at innumerable villages along the way, hung out with the amazing kids and I was already beginning to get confused about which would be the ‘pic of the day’.

Only until we came to the Mele Cascades, on the western coast of Efate, just 10 KMs away from Port Vila. It was a wonder that I took my tripod along, despite the early morning rush. But the next 2 hours were spent in the cascades, with the tripod, a remote, and countless long exposure shots. And i had my “pic of the day”.

Will try to sleep early today. Have to try to see the losers tomorrow morning.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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