Sunday, September 14, 2008

BBQ at the end of the world.

We often go over to where the photo of the sign was taken in yesterday's blog and have a BBQ. When the volcano is not ashing so much it is a surreal experience.

The area is lit by the glow and roar of the volcano and we sit and watch the fireworks. This time however we had only been there 5 minutes when it started raining.

A bit of wet stuff never deters us, so the party went on.

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PS Nathalie asked where I live in relation to yesterday's photos. If you go down to the bottom of this page and look at M & Mme Benaut's post, you will see the volcano in the background - about 17 km as the crow flies. This photo was taken in front of my place. Rabaul is behind and to the left of the ash cloud.

Ooops - they are no longer on the bottom !! Click on older posts at the bottom of the page and they will be at the top of the page that pops up.

25 comments:

Donna said...

Live life to the fullest sweetie! Wonderful....hughugs

ancient one said...

BBQ in the rain at a volcano... how exciting is that?

Craver Vii said...

The party goes on... atta girl!

Nice pics!

JM said...

I've had dinner once at the base of the (active) Arenal vulcano in Costa Rica and it was awesome, so I think I know what you mean by surreal!... But that one over there looks much more dangerous! Have fun and take care! :-)

alicesg said...

Wow the volcano photo looked amazing. Rain is fun too...lol. Had been through this experience too, so we continue BBQ under some umbrellas...lol

USelaine said...

Looks like you need one or two of those pop-up canopies. That volcano looks like a glowing heap of rubies - astounding!

Hilda said...

Oh wow, that's both awesome and scary!

Love your title for the post. :)

dive said...

What a fantastic place for a barbie!
And wet-look Jules, too! What a hottie. Hee hee.

Hyde DP said...

BBQ in the rain by a volcano - what a different life you lead from us!

Jules said...

Hi All

Hyde & ancient one - yeah, weird aren't we??

Dive - we all looked like shags on a rock when the night was over.

JM & Alice - experienced hey? Well you'd be on the regular invitation list if you lived here

Elaine - the canopy was actually a tarp that "volunteers" were holding up over our heads. We eventually abandoned them after we ate and stood in the rain!!

craver & donna - you bet!!!

hilda - the noise of it is quite scary - it sounds like a jet plane taking off.

Joy said...

Love the first photo - it's full of heat and passion :D How wonderful to party and have a barbecue with friends.

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Chuckeroon said...

Smouldering!!!

BTW....cricket may be a bit of a bummer but rugby is something else.

Tks for "inviting" us to the volcanic party, J.

Blognote said...

Quite an experience indeed...!
The photo of the roaring vulcano is magnificent.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

That's me ... I heard someone saiying something about BBQ and here I am ... brought some good fresh portuguese wines! :)
Hope all is well with ya, Jules ...

Maria said...

Dear Jules,
please come over to my blog, there is an award waiting for your!

Maria said...

Oh my God, I just noticed the volcane thing! You have humour, tough!

Maria said...

But your photos are stunning! Great! A sensation! My husband just saw them too and he is also overwhelmed!

Daniel J Santos said...

The first photo is absolutely fantastic.

babooshka said...

Volcanic parties and the rain cannot dampen your enthusiam. Now that's a barbie.

Barking quill said...

Wow what an amazing experience it must be to watch those fireworks! Thanks for sharing the photo.

Jules said...

Thanks all
The first photo was taken by Ashley McDonald the captain of Doulos
(see previous post -http://rabauldailyphoto-jules.blogspot.com/2008/03/oodles-of-books-on-doulos.html)

who was also at one of the infamous BBQs

Kris said...

Does it have a peculiar smell?

Jules said...

Hi Everyone

Quinto - so glad you are back - missed your visits, and your wine!!! When you visit a BBQ at the volcano will be on the itinerary!!!

marie - so glad you like the photos

kris - when the sulphur is pumping out it smells really bad but it wasn't that noticable when we were there.

Bergson said...

A joyful meeting in spite of ashes
You are optimists

• Eliane • said...

The first picture is absolutely spectacular.