Ellen and Ed Zacko Sail around the world in the Lyle Hess designed NorSea 27 Entr'acte!_____________________________FIND US AT - http://enezacko.com
Entr'acte---The music played before the second act of a Broadway musical.

                 The Voyage of Entr'acte Continues 

                                            with  Ellen and Ed Zacko



Nouvelle Caledonie!

After two wonderful years in Fiji, it was time to move on.  Entr'acte set sail on June 29, 2012 for Vanuatu. Vanuatu was very laid back compared to Fiji.  The villages while quiet were quite picturesque. The entire island of Anietyum is without electricity or running water.  There are no motor vehicles of any kind, no internet, no telephone, no stores or shops.  If you dont have it, you wont get it here!


      A village welcome

The Cultural Festival at Port Sandwich on the island of Malekula is not to be missed.  On a score of one to ten, this was a 50!

                   Screaming along at 7 knots!


Port Moselle, Noumea, New Caledonia.  A real dock, water, electriciry and high speed reliable internet.  What a treat! This was the our first real marina with  such amenities since Trinidad in 2005.



Alone again in Magic Bay, Pronie

 Entr'acte is now stored at Nouville Plaisance Chantilleir  awaiting the end of the cyclone season.  In March, she will be hoisted on board the CC Mattise and sent to LeHavre, Northern France.  The plan is to cruise the Seine to Paris, the Canal de Nivernais, the Rhone to the mediterranean and then on HOME------to -----Sevilla!

For more details and photos of this last season click on the link October 2010 -Fiji-  and enjoy.

"Welcome to Dravai Village!"    

The Ni-Vanuatu live off the land.  If the jungle provides it, they use it.  If it is not found in the jungle, they don't need it.


    Off to market

The Ni-Vanuatu are every bit as friendly as the Fijians but thier extreme shyness is in direct contrast to the Fijians.
                                Harvest Dance
Entr'acte arrived in New Caledonia in August after a boisterous three day passage.  Once through the notorious Havana Pass we we were flying along at 7 knots with the wind astern.
The wind blows like this every afternoon but inside the lagoon it is smooth sailing.

                  It's a bit crowded!

Even though Noumea was crowded, there were amble places to go and be alone.


More Info

Ship Track Position Reporter

You easily can follow Entr'acte's progress through the Ship Track position reporter.  This is a free service of the Maritime Mobile Service Network, a dedicated group of HAM Radio enthusiasts that maintain a  radio network for ships at sea.  Through MMSN we have world-wide access to emergency communication, daily weather reports, and daily position reports or we can just take the opportunity to pass the time at sea by calling Net Control to just  say "hello!"

When on a passage we file daily position reports over the high frequency radio to MMSN which they post on the Ship Track web site.  Just click on the link above and you will be automatically connected to Entr'acte's personal Ship Track page.  There you can see our daily progress, or lack thereof!  If you play with the zoom tool on that page, as you zoom in you will see a series of red dots which represent each individual position report
(be careful, a little zoom gets you a lot).  Place your cursor on a dot to see the time, date, our latitude, longitude and a brief description of the conditions on that day.  You can also adjust the page to view specific lengths of time from one week, one month or all positions filed.

If there is no updated position report, it should not be viewed as a disaster.  It could mean that we had very bad radio propagation that day, low battery power, laziness or bad weather.   It might also mean that we are in a harbour and off the boat exploring or we are very busy having a grand time and just plain forgot!

You can track any vessel that files position reports.  All you need is their radio call sign---Entr'acte's is KC2JBX--just go to the
Ship Track home page
, enter the appropriate  radio call sign and off you go!

It's easy! Check it out!