Sunday, September 9, 2012
It rained nearly the entire time I was in Alotau, actually it’s been raining here non-stop for the last month I hear. Alotau is a much smaller town than Lae and less industrial so no matter which way you look there’s a great view. The clouds hide most of the mountains just behind the town – view from the site of the canoe festival and future cultural centre (a.k.a. our student’s site):
We show up for lunch at 12:30. The chef has gone to market, so we get to enjoy the view longer. Three of five meals get to the table which actually works out in my favor because I have total food envy. The fish looks so good I change my order from a steak to mackerel. Totally worth the wait – grilled mackerel = fantastic!
Lamb on the rotisserie, and as the guard watching the fire said, ‘incredible’ – rotating meat – absolutely incredible!
Sunday morning caught my flight back to POM, a fairly typical delay there and finally back to Lae in the dark where it is also raining, a quick but productive trip and nice to get away.