I loved the drive up through the highlands. We passed many villages where everyone enjoyed the simple life. I was at first taken aback by the big betel nut stained smiles that we received, but as it is so commonplace, after awhile it just seemed natural. Wherever you go in PNG there are stalls set up along the roads, selling the betel nuts.
|Loved this sign. (Look out big fella power)|
|Water comes into the hydro station via two large pipes|
|Inside the second power station (panoramic photo)|
|The water leaving the hydro station. The roar and power from this water was quite amazing|
When we arrived back at Bulolo it was lunch. Today we feasted on crumbed fish, chips and salad that was once again very delicious! At lunch Tony told us that we would be boarding the plane about 2 pm for our 45 minute flight to Tuffi, so after lunch it was a quick re-pack of the suitcase and a nanny nap before boarding our plane.
The flight from Bulolo to Tufi was once again, thanks to Pilot Matthew, a bump free experience, although landing on the Tufi runway is for "experienced pilots only" as the cross winds are extreme.
I loved the Tufi International Airport sign!
|Kate was invited to sit up the front with the Pilot|
|Banking in readiness for landing at Tufi. The runway is that strip of green right at the waters edge! The volcanic Tufi Fjords are easy to see from the air|
The manager from Tufi Dive Resort was there to greet us and we were quickly loaded into two vehicles and driven to the resort. What a lovely place! It has a Balinese feel with lots of wide open verandahs for sitting, sipping and eating. A very inviting swimming pool sits between the rooms and main building.
|Pool on the left of the photo and the main building on the right.|
|Standing on the balcony where we ate our meals looking out over one of the incredible Fjords|
|The resort mascot|
|I forgot to get a photo of our room so I copied this one from the Tufi Resort website . I'm sure they won't mind!|
The meals here are delicious. All meals are smorgasbord and a huge variety of food caters to everyones taste. Hubby and I along with a few more from our party of seven made our way to the bar area after dinner and stayed up longer than we really should have. Those Espresso Martinis where so delicious!