Flags are raised along the main thoroughfare in Kanikeh on Independence Day.

Kanikeh

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?