Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Takubar Beach


This post is for Vicky who was interested in the resort next door and for Pia to give her some idea where Takubar Beach is.

The top photo is the view from Rapopo Resort, next door, across the bay to Rabaul and the volcanoes. This photo was taken by a friend Martin who was a volunteer doctor working at the hospital, and is now living back in Germany.

The bottom photo is a view of Takubar beach and my house. The resort is just out of view on the left of the photo. Will take some more photos of it when I go down there this afternoon to have a drink with a friend. Look at my previous post Croquet Anyone? that was also taken at the resort

25 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

I answered your question on the post, Jules. It is long so I didn't bring it here.

I like your two photos today as they give me/us an idea of where your paradise is and its relation to the environment around you. Nice photos too.

Karlis of RigaDailyPhotos said...

The perfect beach! Love such kind of views. Ehhh, what about sharks by the way? :)

Mme Benaut said...

Great photos of a stunningly beautiful place, Jules. You are lucky.

Shek said...

just a pretty place. serene, calm. I think I need a vacation!

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Pia said...

Hi Jules, The G remembers the beach and i remember Rapopo Pltn though I don't think I ever visited there. It was one of the Burns Philip stable of plantations. G says they must have sold it for a good price or developed it to good purpose. Takubar may have also been a last bastion of white planter privilege too. Is there surf there in the later half of the year when the wind blows on-shore? If yes then in all likelihood I've been there. And Karlis: who ever worried about sharks in such a paradise, no one I knew got taken.
Are you and non blogger teachers? I'm a retired chalky and taught in Lae for one year, 1974, before leaving to have my first in Melbourne. He's now a father in his own right but he has a made in PNG.
Thank you for the photo. It especially reminds me of how tropical beaches have jungle right down to the water and are not the desolate expanses of sand and wind we have to put up with Down South. I'm not a huge fan of Aussie beaches white sand or no white sand.
Cheers Pia
PS Fancy them finding the money to pave the Observatory road. Was it a gift from Japan? They have had a long connection with the observatory, even developed the site originally.

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like a peaceful place to sit and relax and read a book.

M.Benaut said...

Jules, you truly live in Paradise. I am lost for words. A location as glorious as this makes up for a lot of the small deficits. This is something that so few others experience in a lifetime. Keep 'em coming, we surely will !!

Jules said...

Hi Everyone - nice to read your comments!!!
Hi Pia
So glad to hear from you again. Rapopo is on Catholic owned land along with most of Takubar. The plantation folded back in 2001/2 and land was leased so the resort could be built. the resort is building again on a block on the airport side of the present set up.
I am a teacher working part-time but Mr Non-Blogger isn't.

Not sure who sealed the Observatory road - and I'm not sure when it was sealed before or after 1994 - a lot of aid money has poured into the area.

dive said...

THAT's where you live?
You live THERE?
Really?
You mean there's a place that gorgeous that doesn't involve dying and going to Heaven?
Wow!
Suddenly my little village sucks.

dr. filomena said...

Jules, I am left speechless. Wow.

quintino said...

Hi there Jules... are you kidding? You live were? Right there... on that wonderful beach... na, must find a way to go live and work down there! Gosh... I must have a cup of coffee quick... gosh...

Erin said...

looks like paradise

Jilly said...

Jules, you say Menton is your favourite place at the moment! Let me make a suggestion...!! You live here and I'll live in your house! Is that heaven or what?! Just stunningly amazingly wondrously beautiful.

Just fix the internet connection before I arrive, there's a good girl!

And wonderful photos.

Jilly said...

Have a wonderful holiday in Vietnam. Something I've long wanted to do - have heard it's so beautiful, not to mention the wonderful people.

NorthBayPhoto said...

What a beautiful view!!

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Marie said...

Jules, you want to make us jealous, don't you? :-)) What a wonderful place... Wow!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Jules you certainly live in a beatiful location, one that is enriched by your presence and your ablitity to share the views you have with us.

Jules said...

jilly - that is very tempting and easy to arrange but....fixing the phonelines may not be so!!! We are supposed to be getting broadband in this province but I'll believe it when I see it!!!!

Thanks all for your lovely comments - my life here is very pleasant but there are a few things I miss terribly!!!!

Lavenderlady said...

I don't suppose you are interested in adopting a 58 year old woman as your next child? I could live here....green with envy, that's me!

Jules said...

lavendar lady - I'll send the adoption papers - i miss my girls so much anther child would be good company - especially one near my own age!!!!

Neva said...

very very pretty...doubt I will ever make it to PNG but this is almost as good...

• Eliane • said...

I'm enjoying all your pictures tremendously. I have a mini vacation each time I stop by. I nearly need SPF45 to see those beautiful views.

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PASOP JOURNALS said...

Now this really takes me back! There used to be a Yacht Club here on this beach back in the '60's and this is where I used to spend every Sunday swimming, sailing and water-skiing. In fact this is where I learnt to sail and water ski. In the early '80's I used to scuba dive these waters, and no, Karlis, there were no sharks to speak of. Only tiny reef sharks that were too well fed to worry about humans.
I loved this period of my childhood.