Melanesian Spell is Cast
his journey into the Solomon Sea in 2005, travel writer and photographer,
Roderick Eime, has now completed the 34-night Melanesian odyssey from
tropical Cairns through Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Archipelago,
Solomon Sea and Sepik River to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and finally
aboard the luxury expedition vessel, Oceanic
Discoverer, he encountered a multitude of cultural and natural
attractions in one 14-night and two 10-night itineraries. Rod trekked
to live volcanoes, dived on WWII ship and aircraft wrecks, fended off
spear-wielding “attackers”, sang and danced with mud-smeared
natives and, most notably, fell completely under the spell of the beautiful
people of Melanesia.
cup is overflowing with editorial and pictorial possibilities; from simple
island encounters to more in-depth discussion of the impact of western-style
tourism on the many remote and isolated communities.
I will add stories to this page as they run their normal course with print
stories here are now released for sale to travel media publishers.
Women of the Sepik
Beware the spell of the river goddess [read]
Every Place You've Never Been
There may be some truth in the clever tagline [read]
The art of influence in the uninhibited Trobriands. [read]
This story available as podcast - listen
Princess Makes Her International Debut:
true-blue Aussie Princess hitches up her breeches and heads north to
the seldom explored waters of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Sea.
by Islands of Love
As published at News Ltd - Escape [read]
Place Time Forgot
I had no idea what I was getting into. That's why I went. [read]
Library || Dr
Nancy Sullivan's 2005 Log || Cruise
|| Rod's 2006 Log
Princess Cruises operate the brand new 76-passenger expedition
yacht Oceanic Princess on a range of 10-13 day itineraries that
include the islands of Papua New Guinea, Melanesia and New Zealand.
All meals and excursions are included.
start at AU$6950.00 twin-share.
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