Solomon Islands Journals

Solbrew- The Beer of the South Pacific

A June 1997 trip to Solomon Islands by backpack grrl

Quote: Almost completely unnoticed until the japanese and allies decided to have a little war here in the mid 1940's, the Solomon Islands today enjoy that anominity once again. Located northeast of Australia, this archipelago offers some of the best wreck diving, and friendliest people in the world!

Solbrew- The Beer of the South Pacific

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Overview

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Diving is a must here, since the reef and fish are among the most colourful in the world, and in nearly prisine condition. We dove out of Ghizo, one of the bigger towns in the islands with american Danny Kennedy. He took us on the Toa Maru, a WWII japanese frieghtship, sitting just outside the harobour at about 120 feet. We carefully followed him in and out of the wreck to where he had hidden priceless objects, like a pill bottle, filled with pills, a crate of saki bottles, and a lantern, complete with wick! The highlight of my trip, however, was learning pidgin so I could communicate with the friendly locals. 'Wat now name blong iu?' meant 'What is your name?', that's about all I remember. The locals...Read More

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backpack grrl

backpack grrl
vancouver, British Columbia