Our first base camp was very impressive. With the help of people from the local villages a collection of temporary but solid buildings had been constructed out of timber and bamboo in a clearing in the rainforest near the village of Solea. There were long houses to sleep in, kitchen and dining areas, stores and medical facilities and a longhouse laboratory for the scientists to work in. There was even a bar. Read more.
Base Camp A
Operation Raleigh Seram base camp A.Dining area and stores.Dining area and laboratory (blue roof).StoresRadio hut and medical station.The bar – how cool is that 🙂Sleeping quarters.Our sleeping longhouse. No segregation here – everyone bunked in together.The Wae Toluorang river, betwen Solea village and Base Camp A, has its source near Gunung Kobipoto.The river crossing to get to Base Camp A.The Wae Toluorang river has wide, dry stony sections in the dry season. Great for crossing but too rough to hike along. The walking trails we followed inland went through the adjacent forest.Village gardens on the edge of the river.