Ships around the Solomon Islands
10 March 2011 | Transport
On my recent Solomon Islands travels I spent some time on dive boats and did one inter-island trip on the regular high speed boat between Munda and Gizo. The 50km trip only takes a couple of hours although you can count on getting very wet.
▲ The Atoll Way in S...
1 March 2011 | Places
▲ Big people & postie bikes - Nauru suffers from one of the world's highest obesity and diabetes rates
After my spell on the Solomon Islands I carried on to a Pacific nation which gets very few visitors: Nauru. To find Nauru on the map head off north-east fro...
A Solomon Islands photo album
18 February 2011 | Places
The Solomon Islands – a great place to travel. I started my Solomon circuit with a visit to Uepi Island on the Marovo Lagoon, a beautiful lagoon, interesting islands, fabulous scuba diving, lots of friendly sharks and some huge manta rays.
From Seghe, on the edge of ...
The Tokyo Express = Rat Transportation
12 February 2011 | Places
In the bitter battle for the Solomons the US forces soon achieved air superiority and to supply their beleaguered forces on Guadalcanal Island the Japanese resorted to racing destroyers down The Slot (aka New Georgia Sound) under cover of darkness. To the Americans it...
Solomon Islands – Uepi Island
9 February 2011 | Places
I’m making a short trip around the Solomon Islands and then continuing for an even shorter visit to that most unusual Pacific nation, Nauru.
I started by flying Melbourne-Brisbane-Honiara and since I had a very tight connection in Brisbane (and couldn’t get an earl...