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Lever Harbour, New Georgia Island
Saturday the 6th of June
Saturday we continued up north along the coast of New Georgia Island. Hot and clammy and no wind. We arrived in the afternoon and anchored in a sheltered bay surrounded by Mangroves. Soon we were surrounded by canoes from the local village. After some bartering we had filled our fruit stores again. Suddenly there was a loud splash from the Mangroves and we spotted a crocodile. We chased after in the Dinghy and I managed to shoot a couple of pics before he disappeared. When we went away he soon came back. There was only quick dips in the water from the stern of the boat for the rest of the day. We also made a dinghy expedition up a river that ended by a waterfall. We tried to spot some more crocs but could not find any.
Late in the afternoon there came in a motor boat and anchored next to us. The first “tourist boat” since Honiara. Thomas and I went over for a chat. They were two New Zealanders that spent all their time big game fishing. They gave us a nice wahoo that will be dinner tomorrow.
All is well,
Lars and crew.