Apr
27

Aboard the Pacific Dawn

After a relaxing night at Chantilly's...

I woke to a beautiful Day in the Port of Villa...

and had a real nice breakfast with Brad Manuel (another boarding entertainer)...

And watched the Pacific Dawn sail in...

the Dawn is a beautiful Ship and I can't wait to be performing in the Dome Night Club on Thursday Night...

 

This morning we anchored at Pentecost Island. Pentecost Island must be one of the mysterious and evocative islands in the South Pacific. For much of it's modern history, it was barely visited by 'outsiders' and remained, for many people, the kind of place you would read about in National Geographic.

 

Of course, Pentecost is best known for N'Gol, the land-diving ceremony of the southern part of the island, where brave males secure one end of a vine to their ankles and the other to the top of a tall log tower, then hurl themselves off the tower - an ancient version of bungy jumping perhaps? Well, not really, there's not more to it than that and that's what makes a visit to Pentecost Island both unique and fascinating. For the N'Gol is regarded by many as the most unusual ritual in Oceania, a region well-known for unusual rituals and customs.

after witnessing this crazy spectacle we waited for the tenders to take us back to the ship to reflect on how easy we have it. 


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