Sunday, May 25, 2008

Reflections & blogging friends

A quiet "reflective" spot on the local golf course, and a cemetery for golf balls.


Rainer & Erika from Germany, are blogging friends who contacted me through my blog when they were thinking of visiting Rabaul. Well here they are. It was great to meet them and this is a photo I took of them at the Bitapaka War Cemetery yesterday.

Rainer is an historian and writer, with many books under his belt, so was very keen to research our local history. We will keep in touch and I will try and do some extra research for him. They are such an interesting and friendly couple who have traveled all over the world, and can now add Rabaul to their list.

Blogging brings so many people around the world together Great stuff!!!


I'm off for work again, this time to Mt Hagen up in the Highlands of PNG, for a week. I used to travel through here when we lived in Tabubil in the late 1990s, so am looking forward to going back.

I can schedule my posts to appear on my blog while I am away – it’s like magic. I do think HWDB & Benson are a little miffed they have become redundant though.


Anonymous said...

I am glad you all got to meet and that everyone was enjoying the company.

Denton said...

Hello Rainer & Erika. You lucky lucky people to travel to Rabaul and to meet Jules. I hope you had an opportunity to lose a few golf balls in the cemetery for golf balls featured in Jules post today.

Jules, thanks for registering at the Daily Photo Map. A thumbnail of your latest photo now appears on the map ... Enjoy your trip to Mt Hagen.

Cheltenhamdailyphoto said...

Great that you met some bloggers, Jules. So they were real, with voices and everything? wow.

Bob Dylan said...

Rainer & Erika--Hello, you're lucky to meet the beautiful Jules... and spend sometime in paradise. I'll have to get to Rabaul one day to see Jules myself.

M.Benaut said...

Hallo Erika und Rainer.
Es ist wundervoll, Sie zu treffen.

It's great to see you. Please bring yourselves - and some golf balls to Australia, - we will supply the water !
Jules, I assume the camera will accompany you to Mt Hagen? I hope you have a great week, there. Don't forget to leave a can-opener for the boys.

dive said...

That's lovely, Jules. I do enjoy it when blogs collide.

Enjoy your break, but do hurry back.
And take lots of photos (as if you wouldn't).

Jules said...

Hi All - thanks for your visits. I spent the day with visitors showing them the sights - we went all over and I took about 100 photos. So lots more photos for future blogs!!!!

Anyhow, I now have to pack and do some work before I fly out early in the morning, so won't be able to do any visiting. Sorry but will catch up when I get back.

Diver & M B _ yes the camera is going so it may be Mt Hagen Daily Photo for a week when i get back.

Bob, Abe & Denton - yeah I was so excited as we are very very isolated here and to have blogging visitors just rocked my socks!!! I'm expecting more hint, hint!!

Lyn - Hope you are well and dancing on tables again. You could bring Dive to Rabaul????

Lukim yu.

Donna said...

The world really Is very small..glad they got to drop by! You be careful in the highlands!!hughugs

Tom said...

To meet up like that must have been a great pleasure.. and they look such a happy smiley couple.
Do not work to hard whilst away.

Squirrel said...

Hi Erika & Rainer,

Glad to see you made it to the real Rabaul. I have to be content with the blog version--which is brought to me by Jules --thanks Jules!

GMG said...

Now, 100 pictures, we'll have plenty to see for the next months!
Have a safe trip.
One day they will find a way to schedule comments also... ;))

CaBaCuRl said...

...and JUles, that's what brings me back to BlogLand each time, wanting to catch up with other bloggers I've met, and find out what's been going on in their part of the swamp.
Did you get a telecast of the State of Origin match last Wednesday?
Hope your week away goes well.

Marcel said...

I hope you have a greaqt trip. I agree that Rainer and Erika a very lucky indeed.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful photos.

Kris McCracken said...

Lovely image yet again. I hope that the mozzies aren’t too bad though!

Joy said...

I think it's really nice that blogging brings people together. Enjoy the trip!

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. It's been a while but I hope to visit your blog more regularly. A lot of things have happened in my so called life, which prevented me from being more active online. Enjoy the week ahead!

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Jilly said...

Thanks for words of sympathy about my Internet connection - or lack of. I knew you'd understand! Now at my neighbour's using her Wifi.

Love the photo fo the golfball graveyard and yes, isn't it wonderful when we meet up with blogging friends. I went to Turin and met Fabrizio which I can tell you was the highlight of my trip.

Have a good break away.

Marie said...

It's wonderful to be able to meet people that way. I hope I can meet a few blogger friends when I am in NYC. I'm leaving on June 4.