Kate and Asim's Solomon Adventure

From the North Atlantic ... To the South Pacific! - Kate and Asim in the Solomon Islands!

Week 2

2nd-8th October 2006

Around Honiara

Here are some pictures of scenes around Honiara, The Mothers Union House St.Agnes Transit (where we are staying) and some of the people we reside there with. This week RAMSI were conspicuous around town due to the planned "vote of no confidence" which was due on Friday. The vote has been postponed for another week...


Our view from the rest house


George the Morovan Carver and schoolteacher


Alan the Treasure Hunter


Preparing for lessons


View of Parliament


Street-bins all colourfully painted


Another rainy day


RAMSI outside the COM HQ


Buying a watermelon at the market


St.Nicholas Open Day

Moffat has arranged for us to take some classes at St. Nicholas. These will be mainly Form 6 and 7 in Computer Studies, Social Studies and English, while we await our accommodation to be readied at Pamua. Here are some pictures of their Open Day on Saturday. The guest of honour was Guvernor General. The event was mainly to celebrate 20 years primary and 10 years secondary school education.


Primary children at the speeches


The Principal arrives


Standing up for the National Anthem


Cutting of cake


The dignitaries on the stage


Children leaving the hall


Children at the opening ceremony


The Governor General arrives


Florence and Kate


The Amazing Reggae Panpipers from Isobel


A Primary classroom


The field full of music


Julian and Asim


A Senior (Form 6) Classroom


Senior - form 6 Economics and History students.


Outside the national museum

John explained these pictures to us.

The first is a Melanesian picture showing conflict resolution using the traditional type of shell money.


The second is a Polynesian sacrifice and the third is a Polynesian picture of a mother Octopus.

Hope you enjoyed them as much as we did!!! More soon!

Original skin design by Tristan NITOT.