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by longboat is a common form of travel in the Solomons
and if you like the water then it is a fabulous way
to get about.
jungle-covered small islands you see a myriad of local
house styles mostly on poles and made of wood and
thatched palm fronds and see villagers out in their
boats fishing or going to or from markets.
gives a passing wave much like truckers signaling
to each other on our highways then goes back to the
business of the day.
we approach Saeragi you cant help but delight in the
deep green of the waters.
Passing a headland loads of children wave to us from
the sands and then we are quickly turned towards the
greeting sign is on one of the buildings and as we prepare
to get off the boat we are attacked by half a dozen
men carrying weapons including a pretty wicked-looking
had us cold, but once theyd finished their attack the
war-painted warriors were very helpful getting us ashore.
you might say.
Once safely on the sands we were welcomed by one of
the young warriors who was looking much friendlier
by the moment and he outlined what we would be seeing.
We saw how they created fire with sticks, husked and
scraped out coconuts and cooked in an above-ground oven
in a section of their huts.
The warriors showed dancing skills with three dances
and the one that they would do (hopefully in the past
long past) before setting out on a headhunting trip
was actually quite unsettling.
it was time to enjoy the meal the village prepared for
us it was very tasty and filling.
were straight from young coconuts using rolled-leaf