Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

At the base of the volcano amongst the boiling hot pools and smoking sulphur, this woman was taking a walk.

Not sure where she was going or maybe where she had come from, but I doubt if she was doing it for her health.

The sea water is bubbling and the smell is quite noxious - not a place to go for a jacuzzi.



My server is not connecting and am using another one to post which has only a small download limit. Hopefully when the business houses are closed tonight I may be able to connect to my main one and visit.

30 comments:

dive said...

Wow! What a spectacular place to go for a stroll, Jules.
Smelly, perhaps, but nice and warm.

Nathalie said...

Oh, how interesting, and intriguing too.
The fumes and geothermal activity remind me of NZ.

Saw your comment at Cabacurl's re the We Say Sorry day. Thumbs up.

Jules said...

Definitely warm Dive, burn-ya-bum- off-warm!!!

Hi Nathalie - great to hear from you again!!! Tried visiting you but couldn't download all your photos - will try again another time.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photographs. I enjoy your posts.

M.Benaut said...

Heck, I thought you could swim in the heated water. Seems that the water is more like heated sulphuric acid ?
Not too many of us have volcanoes next door so this is a learning curve.
Hope the tummy is recovering 'rapidement', Jules.

Neva said...

Like I said....bugs and volcanoes....you just can't beat that for excitement!! Very nice photos and she does look like she is enjoying her walk.....you can almost smell the sulphur! So glad you are feeling better......good to see you!-

Donna said...

Oh My!! Hope she was alright! I don't think I would have gotten that close to all that heat!lol It gets pretty hot here in Texas but not That hot!! Have fun love!!hughugs

quintarantino said...

Because it's the wild side, I guess I wouldn´t say no to a walk there!

Bergson said...

The woman is very beautiful; I wonder why she walks here

Old Wom Tigley said...

This lady looks like Queen Elizabeth... She might have been pushing Philip in the water...

K M F said...

wow..

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Daniel J Santos said...

excellent images...

imac said...

Great capture Jules.

Rich said...

Her expression is very intriguing...
Planet Earth Daily Photo
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Annie said...

I wonder what her purpose was? And the sea bubbling like that - I'd never seen such before.

earthboy_rod said...

great photo's. hope you don't mind me putting a link on your sote on the Rabaul hotel website i'mm currently designing.

Rod

Glenn Standish said...

Some truly amazing pics Jules. Rabaul looks like a lovely place to live and teach English. Is there quite a demand for EFL teaching in Papa New Guinea? Thanks for visiting ToruĊ„ DP here in Poland!

jenan said...

Have just discovered your blog Jules, and it has brought back many happy memories of my childhood on a cocoa plantation near Kerevat. I'll definitely be back and indulging in lots of nostalgia. How long have you been there?

Jules said...

earthboy rod - that would be fine. Bruce and Suzie are good friends and i would be honoured!!!! I will put a link to them here if you let me know the details. I took a heap of photos for them when they were planning their web page.

jenan - hi - we first came to PNG in 1995 and except for an 18 mths stint back in Aust have been here ever since - 8 of those years here in ENB
I have lots of ex-locals visiting and it is great!!!

Glen - not really as everyone speaks English here. I am an English support teacher in a primary school so do learning support, English teaching support in the classrooms, professional development with staff etc

lynn said...

Gosh i wonder too what she was doing. My guess is that she's been taking this walk over many years.

imac said...

Happy Valentines Day to you and all your family.come and see my Valentines message

Anonymous said...

The last photo in the series is very interesting. Take another look at it; to me it looks like there is a huge face in the rocks. Maybe I should see a shrink or an optometrist.

Your site is very interesting.

Chuckeroon said...

No chance that the smelly stuff might do you good? I hope Benson was not too miffed at being removed.

Carry on "supporting"...I think you like it ;-)

Marie said...

I enjoy visiting your blog and watching your photos, which are always so "exotic" to me. I like it over there!

ancient one said...

Great post, Jules. Your pictures teach me so much! Glad you are feeling better.

J.C. said...

It's definitely a captivating scene to me, Jules! Didn't know that volcanoes can look so good in photo!

Kate said...

This is a wonderful portrait. The woman's dress is intricate and really quite fabulous in design.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photos.

Lizzy said...

I fear Tom will be off to the tower with that comment.

Whoever the lady is she must have heatproof feet!