A Visit to Nob Nob Mountain

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A few days ago I had to haul my bosses up to Nob Nob Mountain  for a meeting. This giving me a couple of hours to kill, I took along a couple of cameras. One camera. One hour. What could be fairer?

Here is the view of Madang from the site of the communications tower:

View of Madang from Nob Nob Mountain

Someone has kindly cut down the trees that were blocking the view here for the last few years. It look now more like it did when I first saw it in 1981.

This is the main communications tower on Nob Nob Mountain:

The main communications tower on Nob Nob Mountain

It doesn’t seem as if there is much more room for antennae left. All along the pathway on this ridge there are about a dozen other towers now. None of them were there a couple of years ago.

Here is the view of Nagada Harbour  from a location in the Pacific Orientation Camp:

View of Nagada Harbour from Nob Nob Mountain

The shots above were taken with the Olympus SP-590UZ.

I switched to the Canon G10 for this macro of a very interesting spider:

Colourful Spider

I used to enjoy this location because I could always find preying mantis to shoot. On this occasion, they were all hiding out. I saw none at all.

What I did see is what is obviously a Tree Monster. Locally, we might think of this a masalai  at play. He’s just trying to scare me:

The Tree Monster as it was

He nearly did, too. Here is what it looked like to me in my head:

The Tree Monster as I saw it

Yes, it is a very strange place. Not Nob Nob Mountain;  I mean in my head.

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3 Responses to “A Visit to Nob Nob Mountain”

  1. John Says:

    nice to see this. I was there only a month ago. Were you any chance up there in connection with POC at all? If so, see you next August when we return. For our pics of Nobnob, check out


    love your tree monster!

  2. MadDog Says:

    We were on business for PBT. Our final destination was Ukarumpa, but most people don’t know where that is.

    Nice shots of POC on your site.

    We’re based in Madang. I seldom get to Nob Nob unless I’m bush walking.


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