We did the heli flight up to the Spirit house where they do the crocodile skin initiation for the men of the tribe when they turn 18 as part of a ritual hat turns them into a man.
They are cut all over their bodies with razor blades and the cuts are stuffed with mud and then they recover in the spirit houses next to the fires which we are told helps with the pain.
The net result is the scars resemble crocodile skin, hence their nick name of crocodile men.
We are so privileged to be able to witness such ceremonies first hand and the spirit houses themselves have stories all of their own…stay tuned for those stories!
Sunrise in Cairns this morning.
We are now on True North on the way to the Sepik Riverr.
Some interesting clouds caused by a bushfire I would suspect this evening.
This is a 3 layer stitch with the drone.
This scene very much reminded me of something you might see on another planet!
Shot in our Wheatbelt in WA.
And another image from yesterday at Rottnest.
Polaris is sitting nicely on the close mooring.
What a stunning day we had here at Rottnest today to kick off the Rottnest summer season.
Low tide, clear water, no swell, stunning clouds and light winds.
All you need to do is travel a bit to find out the gold we have right at our doorstep!
This was just down the way from our hotel in Annecy. Stunning Autumn colours!