Life becomes very sedate as one heads west through some of the north coast’s delicious scenery. Urban existence is left behind once the road traverses White River and crawls its way along the scenic coastline.
The area boasts a high historical significance. The seas between Guadalcanal’s northwestern coast and Savo Island were the site of constant naval battles between August 1942 and February 1943. By the time the Japanese finally withdrew, so many ships had been sunk it became known as Iron Bottom Sound.