Madang Potpourri

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Lacking any coherent plan for writing today, I’ll bombard you with a wet, wet collection of miscellanea from Madang.

When the sun slithers down western sky in the afternoon, the opposite side of the harbour takes on a winelight glow that is very pleasing:

Canoe panorama

The lady in the canoe was a bit of an accident. I started this three-frame panorama at the left, not noticing that she was coming past the front of our dock. Surprised, I snapped the middle shot anyway and then the final one to the right. I lost a bit of the wake from her canoe because it had dissipated by the time that I snapped.

This is a long telephoto shot of Madang with the Finisterre mountains in the background. I was going to delete it because it’s a little blurry:

Madang from Tab Anchorage

Not every image has to be perfect. It’s just a goal.

I have shown you Little Pig Island before. Here’s another long telephoto shot with the Finisterre range in the background:

Little Pig Island against the Finnesterre Mountains

Again, not as sharp as I’d like, but interesting in an arty way.

This is a shot from some years ago of multiple fuzzy flying saucers hovering over Kar Kar Island. Insofar as I’m aware there were no encounters of the third kind or abductions:

Lenticular clouds over Kar Kar Island

If you would like to see some other (better) photos of lenticular clouds, try here, here, here, and here.

I was looking back over my off-shore shots of the Coastwatcher’s Monument. I think that I have found a better one than I showed to you before:

Another shot of the Coastwatcher’s Monument in Madang

This one is going on one of the postcards that I’m designing. I had hoped to have them out by Christmas time, but that’s not looking likely. I’ll be writing a post on Madang – Ples Bilong Mi when they are on sale in the shops and hotels.

Finally, I’d like to show you a view from our front yard when the chip ship is leaving:

The chip ship

It’s big! There is a wood-chipping factory right next door to us. When the mountain gets too high, they send in a huge ship to haul the chips off to make boxes.

So much for the trees.

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3 Responses to “Madang Potpourri”

  1. Mountains on Mountains | Madang - Ples Bilong Mi Says:

    […] trees all chopped up into little chips about the size of a playing card. Once every few months a giant ship comes in and hauls them away. The blue mountains in the distance are the Finisterre Mountains. Here […]

  2. Peter Says:

    Jan, That shot of Coastwathers Light Lt. is SUPURB. I well remember the construction when I was a youngun then,the good old days in Madang, my second home.Barclay Bros had the contract? My father was a carpenter on the project.Seen many light houses world wide.This design would be the best without a doubt, especially for what it stands for: our COASTWATCHERS.
    regards,
    Peter John Lyne

  3. MadDog Says:

    Peter, you make me wish that I’d been here in those days, something about which I think often. And, you’re right, of course. The monument honours some of the most absurdly courageous people in the history of mankind.