The young kids (groups from schools in the area) put on Cultural dances which were fascinating .
AS I walked around talking to the people from different Pacific Islands , I met this fascinating gentleman.
What he explained was that it was a Rat trap. Bait would go on that pick I pushed and the minute a rat grabbed it, the rat would be caught and strangled. There was a bounty on rats since they ate the farmers crops, so they would be paid for each rat they caught. It was very interesting and let me tell you, It works very well.
Then I saw Mary over against the wall making roses. She remembered me from the day before and went on to tell me I would have to sign up for a workshop (in a school) to learn roses. I made a sad face and she went on to say "Not everyone can "feel the plant" and be "a weaver". I asked if I could watch her, which I did and low and behold she finally took pity and taught me.
every time I made a mistake (4 times) she took it out and repeated," right is the weaver and left is the driver...STOP driving with your right hand".
Eventually I got the hang of it and doubt I will ever got get the experience, or Mary for that matter. I made 2 flowers and when I was done she wrapped them with flax and presented them to me as a gift..Those are the ones I made...Cool huh?
What a wonderful experience. I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am to have experienced so much during my visit here. Tomorrow I go to see the Emperor Penguins, so stay tuned....