|Ellie our towel animal enjoying the view|
It was very similar to Santo in that the dock was older style and there were many rain filled pot holes about. As this is a port where the ship docks we could easily walk off the ship when we were ready to go, after brekky of course. We didn't have any tours booked so just planned to wander around a bit, take a few piccies, visit the local supermarket if we found one. Always interesting to see other countries supermarket, for me anyway.
I enjoyed walking into town and looking at the local markets and a smaller market set up for us tourists. There is also a War Memorial which was nice to look at and to read the plaques.
We spent a couple of hours off the ship and then made our way back on board. The weather was warm and overcast with rain threatening the whole day. Luckily it didn't appear but the mountains sure looked liked they were getting a hammering.
|Inside the Alotau port area|
|We walked along the water into the main part of Alotau|
Alotau isn't a very big place, basically one main road with a couple of streets off that where the main shops, banks etc were. Lots of boats in the harbour. I think they were stocking one of the larger boats to go out to the smaller islands or PNG, like Kiriwina which we were visiting next.
|Just a couple of pot holes - the local markets.|
We had a look at the markets but they mainly sold house holdy type things and a lot of cigarette lighters!
|Grocery stores and banks|
|Dad's old boss|
When mum and dad lived in PNG dad worked for Toyota, memories.....
|Dad almost got speared by these boys|
|Heading back to the Jewel|
Lunch was on our minds (of course!) so we made our way back to the Jewel. After a relaxing afternoon we went up to the Lido for sailaway.
Next port Kiriwina Island, PNG!