Makaruka Village Guadalcanal Weather Coast

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Comments (3)

©IR Stehbens on September 9, 2008

This is a very clean village, indeed, Ian. I note the sago leaf roofing that indicates sago swamps not far inland. This elevated site is on raised coral, the foreground terra rosa soil being a clue; yet the residents have terraced the village area and covered the ground with volcanic boulders and round gravel carried up from the boulder beach. The nearby steep gradient rivers deliver the gravel to the coast. Being on the Weather Coast, the area receives a very high rainfall, yet the village is a dry site because the rainfall disappears underground through the gravel and limestone immediately. Impressive. This is a fascinating site and location.

Antonietta * on September 12, 2008

Ian Lovely and totally natural image! Thanks also for the detailed explanation. Greetings

Ian Stehbens on September 12, 2008

It is a delight when friends appreciate the photo, but even more so when they appreciate and understand the place. Thanks Antonietta.


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  • Uploaded on September 6, 2008
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    by Ian Stehbens