Guadalcanal - Part of the Solomon Islands, a former British protectorate located in the Southwest Pacific about 3 hours flight time from Brisbane Australia. Gained independence in 1975. Guadalcanal island where all of these images were taken is a historical place in its own right. Fierce fighting in the beginning of World War 2 between American Marines and the soldiers from the former Empire of Japan. The island is littered with artifacts from the war. The people are friendly and welcome visitors. The islands have beautiful sunrises and sunsets as depicted in the images below. Enjoy what you see, let us know!