Rennell Island, Solomon Islands
Bashing into 30 knots arriving from Indispensable Reef William and Esther leading us into their reef enclosed home
William, Kachina, and RTB after one of their morning fishing trips
Esther's little touches of beauty
Kids and Gran Kids
Grand Dad William
Grand Mom Esther
Daily Cooking Routines
Brand new canoe
|Betel Nut and Lime|
The bath tub and laundry room
|A Very Sad Goodbye|
Our first of many visits, over the next 6 weeks, by local residents in their canoes. Joe and his two sons welcomed us to Marau Sound.
Tavanipupu Resort at Marau.
Up the coast to Honiara
|Starboard Stern Line||Port Stern Line|
A beer after getting anchored. Not too happy with Honiara "Yacht Club"
The worst anchorage arrangement in our entire trip!
Tour of Guadacanal area Battle Sites
Japanese Memorial Site
Our guide Nelson
Red Beach at Henderson Field. The site of the first American ground assault of World War II in August 1942.
Over 1000 Japanese soldiers died at Red Beach attempting a brutal counter attack after the US Marines had landed and dug in.
This monument erected by the Japanese recounts the loss of lives.
Edson's Ridge, aka, Bloody Ridge. From this very spot US marines, heavily outnumbered , successfully beat back waves of Bonzai attacks over a 36 hour period. Several Congressional Medals of Honor were awarded for actions here.
At Red Beach and Edson's Ridge the Japanese still believed that the US marines would flee in the face of their Bonzai attacks. This was not the case.
Between Guadacanal on the left and Savo Island on the right the Japanese and American navies had several major night battles. Hard to imagine battleships and destroyers engaging each other at night in such tight quarters.
Mary served us a wonderful lunch after our Gudacanal tour.
Morovo Sound, Western Provinces, Solomon Islands
|Jenny following us into Sarumara anchorage|
Leaving Kokoana Pass at Sarumara for Uepi
Uepi Island Dive Resort
Mbareho, Nono Lagoon, Western Province, Solomon Islands
Flowers for us Bon Bons for the girls
Print from Aldio Pito
Aldio Pito, Mbareho's resident artist
We offered a tow to these guys on the way to Tetapare
Across Vona Vona Lagoon with the Jonglez Family
Shango at Fatboys with the Jonglez family.
Kennedy Island outside Gizo
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