Sunday 22 April 2012

Sing-sing and sago up the river

 "We were up in the fiord area of New Guinea, near Tufi, and it was a spectacularly beautiful area.

"Deep channel entrances and fringing fiords are framed by jagged mountains coming straight up from the sea. We were taken by local villagers on traditional outrigger canoes to an area upriver from their village. If you can imagine being paddled up a remote river where there is no sign of human habitation and then seeing a procession of women and children throwing petals into the water - it was very special and quite moving.

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