What an absolutely amazing day!!!! If Papua New Guinea isn’t just the friendliest place I have been to, I don’t know any others off the top of my head that beat it. The people waved, smiled and made us feel so welcome all day…. wonderful place. I must admit that the eating of betel nuts to stain their teeth red was pretty interesting… Ed, Becky and I got off the ship and headed to the market which much to our dismay was closed because it’s Sunday here. We hooked up with a local, Paul, who was walking us around showing us the town and when it became apparent that we needed to expand our area of exploration he hooked us up with a vehicle and a couple of guys operating it. We went up the north coast checking out some villages and local markets. It was so interesting…. The thing that made it here wasn’t the scenery, which is beautiful, but the people…. What an excellent stop, well done…..