Widow’s Water

We went on the zodiacs along the river through a vast mangrove area. The tall mangrove trees overhang the narrow waterway that leads to a short walkway (300m) and then it was a muddy section before getting on a dry walk through the rainforest to the waterfall known to the locals as the Widow’s Water. Our guide was from the local village of Yensawai.
© Nova Fisher, novatravels.net. Many underwater photos are copyright of fellow travellers, Cory & Gwynn Wiliams

Yensawai Village

We visited the village of Yensawai in the deep bay at Batanta Island. After a greeting by lots of screaming, smiling children there was a tour of the school and village of all the brightly coloured buildings. It is a Christian village of a few hundred people.