Thursday, March 28, 2013

Port Moresby

Since I have been in Ukarumpa recently, I have had to fly through Port Moresby, staying overnight there. As I travelled from the airport to the guest house where I was staying, I took some photos of various Port Moresby scenes.

Some parts of Moresby look a bit like the scenes you see while travelling on the train line to Melbourne:

Other areas look quite different – lots of green grass.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bohara shellfish

As mentioned earlier, ‘bohara’ is my favourite type of shellfish. It’s small and not as chewy as some of the others. I don’t know what it’s called in English. Rebekah did some research a while ago and thought that they might be a type of ‘cone snail’, so maybe that’s what they are. Most cone snails are fatally poisonous if they sting you, and some aren’t fatal, but they still hurt. However ‘bohara’ do not sting or ‘bite’ or hurt us in any way, so in that way, they don’t quite fit into the description of ‘cone snail’. They do look like the pictures of cone snails on the internet though.

Anyway, to answer your question of ‘what is bohara?’ – here are some photos.

Bohara with shellfish still inside it:

Clean bohara shell:

Empty bohara shell:

Cooked bohara shellfish (quite close up):

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Enjoy some of God’s creation through looking at some of these flowers that we have in the village.

There are several different colours of this flower, which I think might be a ‘New Guinea Impatiens’, but I don’t know for sure. So here are a few of the different varieties I’ve seen.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Unonovi views

It’s a long story, so I won’t go into it, but back in December, I stayed overnight at a village called Unonovi. It is about a 5-10 minute walk away from where we live.

I got up early in the morning when the sun was still low in the sky and took some photos, which I will share with you now.

Early morning light on the trees:

If you go to the beach and look to the right (or south-ish), this is what you see:

If you look to the left (or north-ish), you see Teop Island:

Here is a zoomed-in photo – half of Teop Island and also the smaller uninhabited island called Teovorana.