Tuesday, May 6, 2008

4-wheel driving up a river without a paddle.

This water course on the outskirts of Kokopo is filled with dirt and debris from flooding during the wet season. Even the bridge disappeared under metres of mud but now in the dry season the river course it is accessible by vehicle.

Imagine the power of the water that washed this massive tree, roots and all out of the ground


The water course ends a few kilometres up-stream at this wall of rock. Flood waters pouring over this would be a hell of a sight.

Sorry this is late but was unable to post before I went to work and have only just got home.

24 comments:

Bergson said...

I am always impressed by the force of the nature which can be catastrophic as in Burma

lynn said...

Goodness yes indeed you can see how the force has shaped its surroundings. I always get a lovely glimpse into a completely different world when i come here, Jules, thank you.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This looks a great place to explore.. the power of the water would be a sight to see..

dive said...

Spectacular, Jules!

Marie said...

These photos are spectacular and you shot (took?) at the perfect angle.

M.Benaut said...

As Marie said, you certainly shot at the perfect angle.
I would really love to see the river in flood as would all of us. I can't remember when is the wet season but I suppose that it's going to be soon.
Does the river run a banker ? That would be impressive, although very dangerous to be near.
The forces of nature are indeed spectacular yet oft times so devastating. Probably a lot of wildlife gets washed down the river too.

Craig Wilson said...

Love these wild images, looks like a very nice place for an adventure.

Donna said...

Mother Nature has many faces doesn't she?!!! Happy day sweetie...hughugs

Jackie said...

That is an awesome sight - even without the water!

Kris McCracken said...

They’re all great shots. Thanks for sharing them!

Jules said...

Hi Everyone
Yes it was a great place to explore and have another couple of shots of the area on my next post.

M B - the wet season is over the summer season in the summer hemisphere so November / December /January times. We are going into the dry now.

Marcel said...

Cool photos. I'd love to see water going over those falls. Way cool.

Chuck Pefley said...

Nature certainly has wide swings. Good thing we humans are adaptable.

I love the grass roofs of that village yesterday. Not too secure in a big wind storm I expect, but probably quite dry.

Lovely photos!

Hyde DP said...

Hi Jules - you left a strange comment about someone called Percy on my blog - not sure what it refers to so I'm going to delete it - if you need to contact me you can send me private mail via the CDPB portal

Jules said...

Hi Guys

M B - God that comment makes absolutely no sense - I wasn't drinking really!!!

What I meant to say was the wet season is over the summer months in the southern hemisphere !!!!

Jules said...

Oops sorry Hyde DP - I had two posts open and I must have posted the message on the wrong one - SORRY!!!!

lv2scpbk said...

I really like the 2nd photo looking through the tree.

nathalie in avignon said...

spectacular and a bit scary. Can you continue on foot any further or is the forest impenetrable ?

d. chedwick said...

nice !
and

I like the tree, with the bark bit still attached.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I think water is truly an amazing thing. So beautiful and peaceful in one setting and so dangerous in another. It's a force that cannot be stopped...it goes where it wants and does what it wants to do.

quintarantino said...

This looks like a fantastic place to explore.
Fantastic, but yes ... water is very powerful!
Gin & Tonic always helps, thank you!

photowannabe said...

I've been up a few creeks with out a paddle..so to speak...a few times . The water that comes through that channel must really be powerful.
Your posts are always so interesting. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jules said...

Hi All!!

Nathalie - HWDB and a friend actually got to the top of the cliff but the bush is very thick and unpleasant to walk through on the both sides of the river.

Quinto - G & T on the way - with lemon of course!!!!

Willow said...

What a wild and wonderful place PNG is. I miss that island sometimes!