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PNG flag

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March, 2012

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People

Welcoming committee

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The Sepik
March 20, 2012

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Red in the face

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March, 2012

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Wearing o' the green

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March, 2012

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Lababia warrior

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March, 2012

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Lababia warrior

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Lababia
Knife made out of cassowary femur
March, 2012

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With envy

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Lababia
March, 2012

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Leo's son

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Lababia
March, 2012

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Lababia farewell

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Lababia
March, 2012

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Salamo farewell

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Lababia
March, 2012

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Trobriana

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Trobriand Islands
March 26, 2012

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Young girl

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Trobriand Islands
March 26, 2012

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Self-portrait

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Photographer in the eye of the beholder
Sepik
March 20, 2012

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Three in window

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Sepik
March 20, 2012

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Sepik child

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The Sepik
March 20, 2012

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Pure joy

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The Sepik
March 20, 2012

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Robert, Joyce, Nancy, Charles, and Charles

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Madang
March, 2012

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Performance

Waterfall drummer

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Tufi
March, 2012

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Animal story

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Trobriand Islands
March 26, 2012

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On the beach

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Trobriand Islands
March 26, 2012

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Culture

Laplap

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March, 2012

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Garamut

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Lababia
March, 2012

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Tooth carving

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March, 2012

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Mask

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March, 2012

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Two in canoe - brought to you by Jordache

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The Sepik
March 20, 2012

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A question of balance

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The Sepik
March 20 , 2012

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Preparing sego

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The Sepik
March 20, 2012

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canoe maker

canoe maker

March, 2012

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sign

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March 20, 2012

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Making bread

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March, 2012

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Toy car

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March, 2012

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notis

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Don't bug the teacher
March 20, 2012

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Mammals

Common spotted cuscus

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March, 2012

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Common spotted cuscus

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March, 2012

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Village cat

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March, 2012

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Birds

Red-footed boobie

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Coral Sea crossing
March, 2012

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Bugs

Rhinoceros beetle

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March, 2012

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Jumping spider

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March, 2012

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Marine invertebrates

Clam

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March, 2012

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Brain coral

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March, 2012

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Coral blues

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March, 2012

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Flora

Fiddlehead

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David Suzuki Trail
Lababia
March, 2012

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Mangrove seed

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March, 2012

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Palm frond

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March, 2012

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Floral carpet

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March, 2012

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Fungi

Artist's conk

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David Suzuki Trail
Lababia
March, 2012

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Fellow travelers

The Stanford group and friends

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March, 2012

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Top of the David Suzuki trail

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David Suzuki Trail
Lababia
March, 2012

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Jane in the Sepik

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Sepik
March 20, 2012

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Bobbie in Salamo

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March, 2012

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Nancy in the engine room

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March, 2012

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"I can't hear you"

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March, 2012

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Keith and Fred on engine room tour

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March, 2012

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3inC

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Jim, Bob, Rich
March, 2012

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Never missing a Beat

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March, 2012

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Bob

Now airing Bob

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March, 2012

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Mushroom coral hat

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March, 2012

Landscapes

Paradise

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Trobriand Islands
March 26, 2012

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Lababia village

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Lababia
March 23, 2012

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Geyser

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Dei Dei
March 25, 2012

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Geyser

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Dei Dei
March 25, 2012

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Geyser crystals

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Dei Dei
March 25, 2012

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Palm tree bridges between islands

tree bridge

March, 2012

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Hyacinth raft - floating island in the Sepik

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March 20, 2012

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Oceanic Discoverer

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March, 2012

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Darwin

The geezer and the geyser

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March, 2012

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Three warriors

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March, 2012

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The end

The end :D

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Lababia
March, 2012

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Papua New Guinea itinerary - March 16, 2012 - March 30, 2012

+ March 14-16, 2012 - SFO to Sydney to Cairns, Cross the dateline in the night and miss my birthday, check into Novatel, long walk around town, opening dinner at hotel (Stanford group), birthday party

+ March 17, 2012 - Early morning departure from the hotel, meet up with other passengers at the airport and fly to Rabaul. Tour of Rabaul. Board the Oceanic Explorer.

+ March 18, 2012 - Garove Island (Witu Island group)

+ March 19, 2012 - First SCUBA dive - Bagabag Island (with Jim Omura and Beat as dive master), First lectures - Introduction to Papua New Guinea

+ March 20, 2012 - The Sepik. Cruise around Manum Island volcano in the last afternoon

+ March 21, 2012 - Madang - dock in harbour. Talk by Nancy Sullivan and Joyce

+ March 22, 2012 - Rough weather and rain preclude visits to Tuan amd Tami Island. My second lecture (morning): "People and Culture of Papua New Guinea", dock in Dregerhafen Harbour, visit small visit "just around the corner" to view and by artifacts from Tami Islanders, Second SCUBA dive - Finschhafen reef followed by spectacular snorkling

+ March 23, 2012 - Lababia, hike to top of David Suzuki Trail, Performances by many villages, photo recap

+ March 24, 2012 - Tufi: "fjords", explore coastline, waterfall performance, Third SCUBA dive - Tufi

+ March 25, 2012 - Dei dei hot springs and geysers, Salamo Mission Village, Aussie barbeque

+ March 26, 2012 - Trobriand Islands - Kitava, Fourth SCUBA dive - Nuratu Island

+ March 27, 2012 - Alatau - dock, bus tours, final dance performance onboard ship, leave for Cairns accompanied by red footed and brown boobies

+ March 28, 2012 - Coral Sea Crossing, rough seas, final lectures - Kuru

+ March 29, 2012 Arrival in Cairns, bus to Novatel, fruit bats in profusion. Dinner with Steve, Mary Jane, Rich and Nancy

+ March 30, 2012 - Leisurely morning, cab to airport, Cairns to Sydney, transfer terminals, tight connection, catch Jetstar to Hobart

Dedicated to the remarkable people of PNG.
With sincere thanks to the awesome staff of the Oceanic Discoverer and my wonderful fellow travelers.
And to Stanford, of course, who made it all possible.

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And here's a nod to my fellow lecturer,

Damon Ramsey
Contact Details:
mobile phone number - 0408 419550
P.O. Box 2664 Cairns PO, Cairns, Qld, 4870.
damon@ecosystem-guides.com

"Ecosystem Guides"
www.ecosystem-guides.com
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(where to go to experience nature and see wildlife
in Australia and the Pacific)
The "Ecosystem Guides" series of books:
"Rainforest of tropical Australia" (2008, 2nd ed, 3rd ed due 2012)
"Ocean Surfaces of Australasia" (2009)
"Tropical Seashores of Australia" (2010)
available at:
www.ecosystem-guides.com.au
The "Ecosystem Guides" series of documentaries:
"Ancestral Jungle: the lowland tropical rainforest of Ausralia" (2011)
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Last modified: April 26, 2012
Created: April 11, 2012