I am back up on lihir island. I had planned to do another photo journal of my trip. Probably one photo from each flight. BUT you know what they say about the "best laid plans"
The one day of travelling actually took me three days to complete. The three flights became six, and I only had window seat ocasionally, and that was on the wing or adjacent to the propeller. So rather than bore you with the details.and put you off travelling for life, here are a few images taken along the way. With not so many from the air this time.
5AM Start in Melbourne
3PM Joeys in Georges St. Brisbane (look closely)
7PM Brisbane Town Hall
10AM Waiting Brisbane Airport
6PM Sunset Port Moresby
8AM Wall Murals Port Moresby Domestic Air terminal
11AM More waiting/wall art at Rabual
11:30AM My Charter flight is ready
This photo is interesting for a few reasons in the background you can see the twin volcanoes of Kabin & Tarurur (smoking). They destroyed the old rabaul township in 1994. And Tarurur is smoking again. Behind my charter plane is a small jet that has been impounded at rabual after it had undertaken an unauthorized flight into bougainville. The view through the propeller below looks over the beautiful Duke of York Islands as well as back to the volcanoes
NOON Looking down on the Duke of York Islands
12:30PM Approaching PutPut (Lihir)