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Norfolk Island | Riviere Bleue Provincial Park, New Caledonia | Rennell and Makira Islands (Solomon Islands) | Honiara, Solomon Islands | Kolombangara, Solomon Islands | Return to Honiara (2013) | New Ireland's East Coast | Kavieng, New Ireland (PNG) | New Britain, PNG

New Britain, PNG

Images from the island provinces of Papua New Guinea, which I reached at the end of a Heritage Expeditions birdwatching/adventure cruise northbound from New Zealand. New Ireland and New Britain spread across the Bismarck Sea, in tropical latitudes northeast of the PNG mainland. New Ireland remains largely undeveloped, with Kavieng, the capital, being the only town of any size. From Namatanai on the east coast, trucks and speedboats provide onward transport across to the west coast and on south to Kokopo, New Britain. Kokopo is a much livelier place, the provincial capital which came into being after Rabaul was smothered by volcanic ash.

These images were captured in RAW format with Nikon D300 and represent a selection of those available for licensing.

The speedboat base on New Ireland's west coast
The speedboat base on New Ireland's west coast
It's a long way to the next Beer Lao... (mobile phone pic)
It's a long way to the next Beer Lao... (mobile phone pic)
...but a betel nut fix is never far away.
...but a betel nut fix is never far away.
Unscheduled pit stop on the Duke of York Islands (mobile phone pic)
Unscheduled pit stop on the Duke of York Islands (mobile phone pic)
We did once and we can do it again... Rabaul's twin volcanoes
We did once and we can do it again... Rabaul's twin volcanoes
NEW BRITAIN, PNG: Speedboats await the next inter-island run from Kokopo
NEW BRITAIN, PNG: Speedboats await the next inter-island run from Kokopo
Early morning fishing in Blanche Bay, off Kokopo
Early morning fishing in Blanche Bay, off Kokopo
Outriggers and volcanoes
Outriggers and volcanoes
Outrigger canoes, Kokopo
Outrigger canoes, Kokopo
Local family, Kokopo, East New Britain, PNG
Local family, Kokopo, East New Britain, PNG
Trade stores
Trade stores
Trade stores
Trade stores
Golf course at Kokopo
Golf course at Kokopo
Riding through town in a PMV
Riding through town in a PMV
The modern market complex
The modern market complex
Inside the market complex
Inside the market complex
Town market, Kokopo
Town market, Kokopo
Market overflow, Kokopo
Market overflow, Kokopo
Working mother, Kokopo market, East New Britain
Working mother, Kokopo market, East New Britain
Betel nuts for sale
Betel nuts for sale
Fresh peanuts
Fresh peanuts
Hand-knitted bilum bags
Hand-knitted bilum bags
Hand-knitted bilum bags
Hand-knitted bilum bags
Restaurant at the Kokopo Beach Bungalows (mobile phone pic)
Restaurant at the Kokopo Beach Bungalows (mobile phone pic)