Photo Gallery - June 2005
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version of the image.
entrance to Bwagoia Harbor on Misima Island. Bwagoia is the district capital for
opposite side of the entrance looking East.
the entrance is narrow, it is well marked. The post at center marks the right
hand side of the entrance.
is a very small place. The pier is used to load and unload local trade boats and
sailing canoes which move supplies to the outer islands in the region.
of the many local trading boats which supply the outer islands.
out to one of the islands.
is one of the local sailing canoes. These boats are built and owned by local
people on the various outer islands and are used by them to make the run to
Misima for supplies.
sails they use whatever they can find, often this means poly tarps either blue
or black as this one. They are remarkable craft and are quite seaworthy. The sea
conditions between Misima and the surrounding islands can often be quite rough
with winds in the 20-30k range and these boats handle it all.
hiked this hill on a small island next to Pana Wina where we anchored for 4
days. From sea level the hill looked as it was covered with well groomed grass
when in fact it was as high as our shoulders at times.
from halfway up the hill.
and Kate at the top of the hill. An eagle can be seen (in the full size photo)
just above them.
pair of mud crabs in the sink. We got them at Pana Wina. One was quite small and
the other very large. Here they face off against each other. We tossed the small
one in the pot first.
second crag was quite difficult to handle. His right claw was very large and he
barely fit in the pot. Of course, they were delicious tasting though quite a bit
of work to clean all the meat out.
creation, the monster man, was done completely on his own. The legs, and arms
are separate pieces which he stapled on to the body.
sailing canoe leaving Pana Wina island early one morning under a cloudy and
under the dodger.
sailing canoe at Pana Wina. This one has a sail made from an actual dacron sail
donated by a cruiser who had stopped here before us.
canoe at Kawanak Island (Robinson Cove). This beautiful anchorage - tucked up in
the SE corner of the bay - was incredibly calm even though a regular swell was
coming in the bay and could be felt only 50ft away in the center of the bay.
boy who visited our boat while anchored at Kawanak.
of several dogs we saw swimming across the bay one day. A canoe with 2 women
were alongside talking with us and this one came right to them.
he is again swimming along like it was nothing. I guess no sharks were around
dog finally reached the canoe alongside us and climbed aboard.
looking very happy as we steamed out of Robinson Cove.
away from Kawanak Island.
the island of Pana Numara motor sailing with the jib out.
reads in the cockpit while we are underway.
at Kivikivi Lagoon (aka Blue Lagoon) the islet of Pana Kuba is off our bow as
seen in this photo.
beautiful Pana Kuba Island with Pana Numara about one mile behind it. The little
lagoon called Kivikivi in some books but called Blue Lagoon by cruisers is
incredibly beautiful and has great snorkeling just outside the lagoon entrance.
after we anchored at Blue Lagoon the catameran Ball Bearing out of Makay came in
and anchored beside us. We were pleased to meet them and Jonah was especially
excited as they had two little girls aboard ages 10 and 6 who Jonah enjoyed
great photo showing Pana Kuba and environs.
shot shows the barrier reef just North of Pana Kuba (the slight breaking wave
can be seen where the reef is) with islands beyond it away to the East.
Queen Jane at rest in the Blue Lagoon.