We stopped on the way to Marova on the North side of New Georgia Island in Lever Harbor. Its a very large harbor and we had to go in quite a ways to find a place that was shallow enough to set our hook. Almost immediately we were "canoed" by a group of young boys and a couple of men, led by Presley. We felt a little uneasy with these guys as they were quite rude, demanding and I felt we were being made fun of by them. They did, however, bring us a lot, and I mean a lot, of fruits and veggies for trade.
Presley did offer to lead us up to a nearby waterfall where we could get fresh water if we wanted to. I asked if it was ok to swim. Did we have to watch out for crocodiles. He said "no, no crocodiles," then, "well, sometimes." I took a chance and went in for a quick dip.
We entered Marova Lagoon by Uepi Resort. The resort owner, Graeme, an Australian, has a reputation for not being too friendly to yachts and that proved to be the case for us, however, his guests were very friendly so we had a nice visit with a few of them.
Joseph shows us a paper weight. The women make purses from plant materials. Below that Gary had some beautiful items but very expensive. Rocky competes hard for the business. He's a great carver and also sells some of these interesting WWII pieces and shell and bone jewelery.
Kids, I love them.