After six months in the Solomons’, half the time my assignment was meant to go for, I am back home, working and living in Darwin. The sudden shortness of my assignment directly reflects my experiences in Solomon sport. I have mixed feelings about being at home again, there is a big sense of loss, I… Continue reading And that’s a wrap.
After a few days in Gizo which we will write about next week, or the week after, we headed off to Simbo Island which is at the southernmost point of the Western Province. Sarah had tried to book us into Grace Lodge which is the only advertised accommodation on the island but she had no… Continue reading A Solomon Holiday – Simbo, Western Province
It has been a little while since our last post, work got a little crazy and we were stripped of the energy to spend any additional time in front of a computer screen. In the past four to five weeks Fred spent two of them in Vanuatu but unfortunately was not a holiday, instead working… Continue reading And we are back!
Saturday a bunch of eight volunteers engaged Stanley once again to guide us, this time on the less controversial and somewhat often walked Coastal Walk. This is one of Stanley’s signature walks which he takes visitors on every month or two, it also has the benefit of walking through his Wantok region and therefore he… Continue reading Week 16 – The Coastal Walk
We can’t believe we have been here for almost four months already, the time is flying by. The last couple of weeks have been pretty quiet, unfortunately Fred was sick all last week so we had to reschedule our plans but it was also nice to just sit back and relax for a little. Actually,… Continue reading Week 15 – The world’s greatest T-Shirts and Maple Bacon Pancakes
After a surprisingly good night where everyone seemed to get enough sleep, even though we all woke up every time we turned, I was woken to the rustling of one of the guides who was about to set out on the water prospecting mission. Unfortunately, due to lack of water over night where we had… Continue reading Mount Popomanaseu Part Three
There’s a bit of a saying when it comes to hobbies that goes something like if you’re not enjoying yourself you’re probably doing it wrong, and man did we do something wrong, especially day number two when we made some pretty poor decisions. Firstly, if you read Part One before I updated it, a quick… Continue reading Mount Popomanaseu – Part Two