Kanikeh was yet another classic nuaulu village that comprised mostly homes, some official buildings, a school house and sports field. The homes were the typical bamboo structures with sago frond roofs built on stilts to withstand the monsoon season. The main thoroughfare was as usual delightfully decorated with red bougainvillea. We met briefly with some of the village elders and local families then continued on to Base Camp C. The Kanikeh gallery below features a wonderful photo of a typical cooking area inside a nuaulu home. There is an astonishing assortment of implements made from the sago palm and bamboo and lots of very cute puppies hugging the coals of the cooking fire for warmth – how many can you see?
Lush rainforest fringing the village which can only be reached by foot.Approaching Kanikeh after a 3 day walk from the coast.Venturers arrive in Kanikeh village.Flags are raised along the main thoroughfare in Kanikeh on Independence Day.An artist on the expedition captures a classic village scene.Typical cooking area in a Kanikeh home.Liz (OR staff) and Lorna (Team leader – mammals) enjoying the sunshine on the edge of the school oval.