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Chris Cowx
Solomons Traveler
by Chris Cowx

Click For EnlargementI have been to the Solomon Islands twice in the last three years, once in August of 1998 and, after many delays due to the recent "ethnic tensions", again this march. My first trip was actually my honeymoon but I also managed to get in some serious wreck viewing and battlesite visits, thanks to a very understanding wife!

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Vilu Village / Fred Kona's War Museum, Betikama School, Underground Radio Station, Bonegi, Poha, Point Cruz
New Georgia
Munda, Kokkengolo, Stuart Tank, Val Wreckage, Lambete, F-4F Wildcat Wreck, Seghe, Enoghai/Bairoko, Kundi
SCUBA dive sites including Toa Maru 2, A6M Zero, F-6F Hellcat
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Plum Pudding
Island where John F. Kennedy swam after his boat, PT-109 was sunk. Nearby views of Gizo and Kolombangara
Vila airfield and history of the island
Treasury Islands
Mono, Stirling Island, Mavis & Jake underwater wrecks

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