Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
These children in a village on the Kerevat/Kokopo road, were very curious of the white meri with the bokis piksa (camera). Their mama was encouraging them to smile for me but they were very shy.
The boy on the right has grile - a common skin complaint here caused by a type of fungus/ringworm.
I am in Port Moresby until Wednesday. See ya then!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
He-Who-Doesn't-Blog decided he would like to post one of his photos for Sky Watch this week while I am in Lae.
This is another photo of New Ireland, taken one morning - very early!!! I was away in Port Moresby and HWDB and Benson were having an early cupppa on the deck.
Have a great Sky Watch.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
At the market there are lots of people selling betel nut. Betel nuts, which come from a coastal- growing palm, are chewed with daka (mustard stick - the pods that look like beans at the back of the mat), and cumbung (crushed coral lime) to create a mouthful of brilliant red spittle and a "rush". Afterwards it is often spat on the ground, at moving vehicles or passing dogs, sides of buildings or in plastic bags which are then thrown on the road exploding when cars run over them!!!
It has strong cultural meaning here and is used socially and in ceremonies. However it is extremely caustic and can cause mouth cancer.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I fly to Port Moresby today and then to Lae, then back to Port Moresby, and then back here on August 27 . He-Who-Doesn't-Blog and Benson will be posting while I am away. Pop in and say hi!!!
Posted by Jules at 12:04 AM
Friday, August 15, 2008
Pop over and check out the other Sky Watch posts here.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
One of the reasons for travelling home last month was to join my family in celebrating my Dad's 80th birthday. He is a hoot of guy with a wicked sense of humour and is as fit as a Mallee bull. Lives for his dog and his garden oh, and for my Mum too. Likes to cook and is a demon at spotting a bargain at the supermarket. Can build anything he puts his mind too - including our house, and wins all the Christmas Lights Competitions. Here's to you Dad!!
Posted by Jules at 11:21 AM
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I know it is only Thursday but have to post now as I will be incommunicado until tomorrow.
These photos were taken from my deck at sunset. The tall mountains at the back are the coast of New Ireland and the landforms low in front of them are the islands of the Duke of York.
New Ireland is often covered in cloud or haze, and people who are new to our fair shores often don't realise it is there. One woman walked out one morning, saw the blue rising up from the ocean and ran in screaming "Tsunami, tsunami!!!"
She has never lived it down....and no it wasn't moi!!!!!
Sky Watch is here - pop in and visit.
Posted by Jules at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The last guest was not there when the boat came to pick him up - all that was left was his thong!!!
What happened to him I wonder????
Maybe he just doesn't want to be found????
Posted by Jules at 4:06 PM
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Have just received terrible news tonight of a shocking car accident in Brisbane, that involved family members of my brother-in-law, so I won't be doing any visiting over the next few days.
Posted by Jules at 5:37 PM