This shot was taken by my trusty offsider…Rod Thomas!
I cause a real stir when I lifted this little tacker onto my shoulder. The kids loved it and I have a fan club for a while after!
Thanks Rodney for capturing the moment so well!
This Island is just down the way from Luscernque Island. Rod, Mike and I slipped over here after lunch and after shooting Luscernque on one of the True North tenders.
My main memory of this island is how hot we were! The PNG family we ran into who were a bit marooned until the wind changed also cruised over to the island as there were more coconuts and bananas over there. I am guessing they had at least another night there.
All of these experiences are very humbling when you see the dumb things we all get upset about in our lives. These people have nothing, expect nothing and are totally happy with their lot!
Mike Fletcher has created a short snap shot of the PNG kids we met on the last True North Adventures in Paradise Trip 2.
There will be more to come, but this video is a very tastefully done capture of the innocence that are the PNG children.
You can view the video at: Mike Fletcher’s Video
Whilst Rodney and Mike were styling up in the heli over Rabaul, I was left behind to pick up the dregs in this very shabby location! Not a bad consolation prize in my book!
The Duke of York Islands are home to a number of second world war wrecks including a couple of tanks that are only in about 10m of water. Apparently the Japanese push them off a barge before they left PNG. There are also some world war 2 prison tunnels not far from this location.
This is a beautiful blue swimming hole we found up at the end of a river. I was told that some French Divers tried to find the bottom and at 60m could still not see the bottom anywhere in sight!
This area gets 6m of rainfall a year so no doubt the constant flow of water must erode out the limestone like there is no tomorrow!
The water a a nice crisp temperature compared to the 29 degrees temperature experienced in the ocean.