Saturday, October 27, 2007

Madang-Bilbil Village and a Day at Sea

Yesterday we visited the town of Madang. Our first stop was the village of Bilbil where they are well known for their clay pots. We were first treated to a demonstration of how the pots are made, entirely by hand, no wheels are used and the pots are fired over an open flame. Afterwards we are privileged to witness a traditional sing-sing which is a dance that is used to celebrate various occasions.
We spend the afternoon touring around Madang. First we visit the local market where produce of all types is sold as well as some handicrafts. It is one of Papua New Guineas larger markets as Madang is accessible by road to the rural areas so goods can be transported from a distance. Next we move on to a museum of artifacts where all manner of arts, crafts, tools, and musical instruments are displayed. The museum is followed by a look at the coast watchers memorial which commemorates the Australian coast watchers who were pseudo spies against the Japanese during World War II. It was a coast watcher who helped rescue JFK during the war.

After dinner we were treated to a photo slide presentation by one of our guests who is an award winning photographer, and who has had work published by National Geographic.

Today was spent at sea. We were very busy however, attending a series of lectures and talks. First was an orientation to snorkeling and the fitting of gear. This was followed by a slide show lecture on Indo Pacific coral reef biology. After a buffet lunch, Robin Tauck presented a preview of 2008 and 2009 Tauck programs throughout the world. Following was a presentation on Papua New Guinea history and culture, one on Douglas McArthur’s campaigns in Papua and New Guinea, and finally a briefing on tomorrow’s activities and a short talk on the Bird of Paradise. Some of the guests commented that it felt like being back in school, going to so many classes in one day.
Bats hanging out in Madang

More Madang market


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