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The Solomon Islands

The photos in this gallery were taken over several years, both before and after being lost at sea in 2002. After the "big swim" I traveled aboard Marine Research vessel Flamingo Bay (owned and run by Captain Tomlinson, who was the person I was lost with). We delivered the many donations we collected in Australia by different groups: school supplies, vital medical equipment, clothing and more to the remote villages of the Solomon Islands. Getting to know the people was wonderful - most especially the children, whose smiles are contagious. After spending a number of years exploring, filming and photographing in the country, I decided to take some time off on dry land. Thank you for visiting this gallery and I hope you enjoy the photos of this very special place. Sincerely, Melissa
Melissa with Eroni tropical trapeze Eroni & JFK
Beautiful Village Children Timote Mbiche girl
Island path Portrait - Drip Drying Sweet Baby
Portrait - Sahnta Alinka Wendy
Teamwork - soccer shoes Bright canoes of Viru Harbor..on the way to school Four on a limb
Viru family Climbing for a coconut as they fish from dugouts
Children are early for church Up the Tree Again Eroni and his son
Climbing Backs and Tree Limbs slice of heaven Sisters
Viru - a morning visitor Perplexed - village boys and a girl Viru Harbour
Mother and baby with knife Indy at the garden Diana's brother Dyke
Children come to visit On the way to Lola Feeling Safe..scared of the camera
Island scene - Saying hello as we pass by On the porch, taking a bath Reflection
Tenggomo Island Eroni's Village Ocean Dessert
Olirina Got the giggles Portrait - Lunch break
Umbrella Boy Little Sweetie The rope broke!
Diana Boboe girls Mate'
Orchid Girls First day back to school Indy with knife
Gile' favorite toy a very green day
Indarae on a rainy day Holding Hands
Boy in a canoe little feet big soles She's being called  & doesn't want to go
The sky was so blue... Mamaolo Mbiche Lodge - The woven mattes caught my eye.
kustum kitchens carving tool Indare'
On Our Way... Sitting on the steps of the bank Up a tree
Lee Alinka's father Orlinka
carving Brown and Tan Girl at the market
She uses palms from the rainforest... She's always smiling barefoot on jagged shore
orchids in her hair Shy Boy in Noro Leaving Viru Harbour for the open sea
1 In from the rain Blue umbrella..
Sahnta in her love shirt Seghe Store morning fish before Sabbath
Noro guys.... ..... Vae Carver (he carved the bird & snake) -->
Standing by the water Noro - lonely Noro store
Double Rainbow Mirror image If by Sea
Mbiche morn' Eels home Showing off on a rainy day
Sand Art Another trailing behind Coca Cola, band aids, and cigarette (Noro)
One shoe off & one shoe on Little Monkey -
Walking on the beach Melissa Armstrong 2002 Seghe Market
Mammaolo and baby Rebecca & Doone at Anuha Selling fruit along side the ship
Boboe girls Kids in canoe orchid
Tenggomo girl Wonderful day