We’re anchored in a very calm bay in Tulaghi, 23 miles north of Honiara. This is exactly where all the warships used to come and hide in bad weather during the Pacific War. It’s one of the most sheltered bays in the entire Solomon Islands. While Honiara and Roderick Bay had been getting some nasty squalls in the last few days, we had enjoyed very flat water and calm weather with hardly any wind during the squalls. So far so good. Until yesterday, when suddenly, I received a tsunami alert on my phone. There had been (another) massive earthquake (8.4) in Bougainville, a few hundred miles north from here. We were warned to be on alert as a tsunami could hit this area an hour and a bit later around 17.13 local time. Our friends on Fieldtrip where in Honiara and raised anchor to go into deeper water. Just in case. That’s the best way to make sure one is safe during a Tsunami. We looked at the charts and figured that we were pretty safe in this sheltered bay. We were anchored in 20 metres, far enough away from the shore. However, we kept monitoring the situation closely. Five fifteen came and went, nothing happened. The water was as flat as can be, not a ripple. We were still very relieved when the tsunami alert was lifted and enjoyed a lovely calm Sunday evening in Tulagi bay. Phew.