Philip and I had booked ourselves on the morning "Cultural Tour" so that went ahead as planned because we would be back in plenty of time for lunch and our flight.
The tour starts at the Dive Centre below the resort where we boarded the boat that takes us out to sea and then back in to the next Fjord.
|Our boat is waiting for us|
|but first we had to wait for the divers to leave the water. There is a fantastic wreck, right at the jetty, that divers enjoy exploring.|
|We passed many villagers on our way along the magnificent Fjord|
|Philip and I and one other boarded this canoe for our journey upstream|
|The path that leads to the village|
As we walked along the path there were displays of fire lighting, face tattooing (not real!) and then the elaborately decorated warriors and maidens gave a dance display. On or way back to the boat the locals had set out their wares for sale. We bought a bark painting that I will frame as a momento.
By the time we had boarded the boat for our return journey we had become well acquainted with our fellow passengers and chatted amicably on the way home.
We arrived back at the Resort just in time for a delicious BBQ lunch and then it was time to pack our suitcases in readiness for our return flight to Port Moresby. Saying goodbye to Tufi was very hard. I just loved the place and would return in a heartbeat.