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Peace Corps. Walked and/or biked everywhere we went. And it wasn't the heat as much as the earthquakes!

Oh yeah, Ozi, if you can - hit Mataniko Falls on your next trip. It's right outside of Honiara. It's a pretty good hike but it's insanely beautiful.

Thanks Smack,

Will definately put Mataniko on the list. I have heard about China Falls as well,also not far out of Honiara. At this stage I will be in Honiara until mid 2011. All being well (when not working) I will get out and about more than I did earlier this year.

Billyruffin - A good write up thats for sure. At this stage I havnt seen much outside of Honiara but that may change during the time Im there.

There is also a bit of a problem with communication with the outside world. Solomon Islands Telekom is not the most reliable and can cease to work at any time. It is just another way you have to adapt to Island life...nobody is really in a hurry. Everything will happen in Solomon Islands time.

I have choppered over to the Weather Coast, the terrain and isolated villages were incredible. I can only imagine what it would been like for the solidiers in WW2.

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Having worked in the Solomon Islands earlier this year and going again in January 2010 the waters and islands are worth seeing.

The Solomon Islands consist of 992 islands but about 130 are inhabited. If you dont spend to much time in Honiara you can explore and get to experience the real Solomon Islands.

Fantastic sunsets...sunrises...and World War 2 history.

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I have looked all over the net and found you as result of your posting and my search. I am researching the japanese memorial near mt austin in the solomons.
have you seen this? There is supposed to one of a large brass reptile like man with a tail that has a raygun looking thing being grasped by the tail and pointing toward the nountain. Is this true? Do you ahve any pics as I cant find a single one? know where I can find one? If you are going to go there again could you take several and email me them? You would be helping out a US writer a lot and I will give you full acknolegdement as the source Have a great day and thanks

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I have looked all over the net and found you as result of your posting and my search. I am researching the japanese memorial near mt austin in the solomons.
have you seen this? There is supposed to one of a large brass reptile like man with a tail that has a raygun looking thing being grasped by the tail and pointing toward the nountain. Is this true? Do you ahve any pics as I cant find a single one? know where I can find one? If you are going to go there again could you take several and email me them? You would be helping out a US writer a lot and I will give you full acknolegdement as the source Have a great day and thanks
Hi Barkster,

I have been to the Japanese War Memorial several times on the way up Mt Austin. I will be heading back over next week and will be there possibly until mid 2012.

I think you will be dissapointed as the Japanese War Memorial has been vandalised and all brass work taken. I am not aware nor have I seen the reptile like man you speak of. I will make further enquiries when I get there.

I do have a fairly current photo of the memorial that I took when I was last there.I will take some more photos so PM me your email address.

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Ok so this should do the job I hope.
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Back in the Solomons

I have finally arrived back in the Solomon Islands. Its as if I had never left.

If I come across anything of Cruising interest whilst Im here I will be sure to post.

Smooth Sailing...Fair Winds

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As you describe Solomon Islands, it seems to be a very nice place to spend summer vacation, Where is it really, an exact location, and some photo's of the place could be interesting.
NE of Australia

here's a small map:

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As you describe Solomon Islands, it seems to be a very nice place to spend summer vacation, Where is it really, an exact location, and some photo's of the place could be interesting.
Here this should put it in perspective:

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Re: Solomon Islands a must

hi guys looking that way mid 2013 after png any tips appreciated
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