February 15, 2018:  Wewak, 20 hours from Madang.

None of us (well except Jeff on Air Niugini overnights) had been to Wewak, a tender port further along the coast. With a 20 knot (35 kph) wind and a 1 meter swell forecast, would we land? (We did).

The ship was greeted by a man in a dugout canoe when we arrived at Wewak Port

Abandoned ship rusting away in Wewak harbour

Bilums and smoked fish for sale in Wewak Market

Steve and Evelyn at the Market 

From this position ...

... the Japanese could fire on approaching Allied ships

Arlene relaxing with an ice cold SP beer

At Wom Memorial Park we were met by traditional women dancers

Cutting the Sago Palm ...

... to make sago

We left Wewak to the sounds of Sepik drums