The Solomon Islands are not on the regular tourist map. Located in the South Pacific Ocean on a similar latitude to Fiji, the Solomons (simply known as the Sollies by those travellers who keep turning up on her sun-kissed shores!) quietly slip under the tourism radar.
Travel writer Fiona Harper returned to the Solomon Islands to join villagers on Santa Catalina Island for the annual Wogasia Spear Festival. Held over three days and nights, the festival is held some time around the end of May or early June depending on stars and tide. Wogasia celebrates fertility, friendship along with hopes for a successful yam crop. It’s the biggest festival of the year in south eastern Solomon Islands and everybody gets involved.
Fiona Harper is an Australian travel writer specialising in travel, soft adventure, boating and outdoor lifestyles. Widely travelled, highly acclaimed and much published, Fiona’s articles & images are published across the globe. When not writing about travel she’s probably running a marathon, hiking a mountain or sailing into a tropical sunset blissfully disconnected from deadlines. She’s rather partial to mountains and mojitos, islands and highlands. Follow Fiona at Travel Boating Lifestyle