Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lukim yu tupela meri


My "adopted daughters" are flying back to Brisbane today. We have all had such a great time together, and I will miss all the giggling and noise in the house. My two daughters will stay until the end of January with us which we are really looking forward to.

Yesterday we took a boat out to Pigeon Island and swam and snorkeled, and my younger daughter and I dived. The weather was perfect, the sea magical and we had a terrific time, so it is with these photos I say lukim yu tupela meri.

The coral that you can see in the foreground of the photos was about 7 metres below the surface of the water.

21 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful action shot with them jumping off. Love the blue blue water. Wish I were there. It's icy here today.

M.Benaut said...

The deprivation that you all suffer, living in the tropics, can only be ameliorated by a sudden influx of blogpals from the four corners of the Earth.
We could balance Rabaul's sufferings with long, cold, early morning train commuting, bushfires, traffic jams, and flooded cathedrals.
If that sounds reasonable, I am ready. I have my beach towel in hand and the number of the local taxi.
See you in ten minutes !!!

quintarantino said...

Jules, Jules... how can I say this after seeing your photos and reading M. Benaut... well, who cares: do you want to swap? Offering freezing sunny days, some traffic jam also...
No, I'm kidding... those are lovely photos.
Do you have any underwater photos?

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. Such scenes are always in movies and now I see you have them there where you live. Can you imagine how those who were there in the 1940s would view this scene? I mean it is beyond their imagination of the time.

Nice photography too. But the scene is so strikingly beautiful that I would guess you could get a perfect shot with a pin hole camera.

J.C. said...

The sea is so blue and beautiful! The water is so clear! Amazing at 7 feet below the water, we could still see the underwater corals from above! Wish I could dive in too!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great views Jules... What a time they have all had, day that I'm sure will live with then always.
I'm sure the noise of laughter will still be heard. It was heard in "Tigley Towers" this morning... Jane read your reply on my post... Jane says I'm much more of a chunk than hunk... ha! :O)

Donna said...

How wonderful!!

Bergson said...

await me I put my bathing suit

I arrive

await me I put my bathing suit

I arrive

I refuse to go to work today

Marie said...

Wow, that's wonderful. Who took the photo? He-who-does-not-blog ?

Jules said...

You are right Abraham - the scene was so beautiful any camera or photographer would have taken a perfect photo!!!

You are all welcome - don't bring a towel m beanut - and hey why swimmers bergson just come as you are!!!

jc - I hate to make you more jealous but the coral was 7 metres below which is just over 20 feet !!!
Tom - I laughed so over chunk not hunk but hey always a hunk in these parts. Especially if you were sitting on the beach with a bia in hand and Bergson's swimmers on!!!!

Jules said...

Sorry Quinto - no underwater photos this time - i don't have a camera yet that floats!!!

imac said...

atxhuYou certainly have a great place there. looks fab.
Also glad you having a great time to.


My walk continues

dive said...

It's minus four and pitch dark outside.
Damn, damn, damn!

Steve Buser said...

Looks like absolute fun and relaxation.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Helen said...

Boy, that looks like fun! Nice action shot!

Me said...

That place looks beautiful. Suddenly, Florida feels more like Brasov. :D

Daniel J Santos said...

and I look outside and it´s freezing.

Chuckeroon said...

Oh, me wun fella bloke lukim ten ten time. dis place to mus grey now.

Jules said...

chuckeroon - ah wantok - yu spik gutpela

Frank E said...

I remember being a bit complacent about sharks generally, but If that Island is somewhere between Rabaul and the Duke Of York's, a young girl was taken there about 1968 by a really big one as "round as a 44 gallon drum".
I only snorkeled around Rabaul,Tavui, Nordup and Matupi, but was always more wary after that news item.
The clarity of the water was astounding. Enjoy.

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