We reached Driti village on Wednesday evening 11/November 2015 attend their Village council meeting and also to visit Bua Province Historical site at Delaiseatura on Thursday morning.
Firstly on Thursday morning we visited the women fish pond project just near the village and we found 4 big ponds which was ready to be harvest. I accompanied a young adult to the pond and with the different daily chores I was amazed to see young children beside the pond already feeding fish at one of the pond while the elderlies continue to prepare breakfast.
We went to the river to have our morning swim which was very fascinating even though it was cold, despite of the cold we saw school children were already in the water having their morning bathe before going to school.
We tuck breakfast and had varieties which include prawns in lolo which I really enjoyed about it during my short stay at this chiefly village of Driti. The breakfast was delightful and we lost with words on how to express the best word to explain about the first meal for the day.
It was 9am when we presented our I Tatau to the Buli Driti and requested for the blessings and guidance for the trip to Delaiseatura.
Rivers were crossed and mountains were climbed in hoping to see and witness what we used to hear about the very well-known mountain as one of the legendry and respected place in Bua as it was foretold by our great grandparents.
After 3 hours of climbing and trekking through the rainforest we found a site of an old village and to my assumption it was there for ages before my great grandparents was born. The site was covered with orchid flowers and ferns and beside the peak there stood a Bua Tree and its size was doubled of my waist, the tree was covered with flowers and the whole area was covered with sweet smelling scent of Bua. It was such a beautiful place I ever been to and within me I guess it’s one of the lost wonders of the world.
The Team took a break not lunch; remember lunch will be served at Timas House back in the village. We took some photos and had vudi, pancakes, bread, roti, scones while foretelling the old historic sites we’ve to which was a record in life for us and also mark an era for the team from Bua Provincial Office and also to our relatives from Driti who joined us in looking for the very well-known and ever told stories and legendry of Bua.
We left the site at 1.30pm and we leave behind those treasured memories of Delaiseatura back at the mountain. We hurried back to the village as elders were waiting and preparing lunch for the team. We again presented our token of appreciation to the chief as we have safely reached the village after the remarkable journey.
Lunch was already served and to my surprise I saw 5 big bowls of prawn in lolo with ota and taro and it was a big kana as I jokingly said it was my birthday.
After lunch we sat around a tanoa and team members were rewinding the happenings during the trip to Delaiseatura which was enjoyed by all. Later in the evening we presented our I tatau to the elderlies as we were ready to bound back to Nabouwalu after a completion of compiling our successful stories of the village visit and also a trip made to one of the historic site of Bua.
The trip to Delaiseatura was the most memorable one to the team and we really enjoyed our day at Delaiseatura.
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