Today is my day to try to catch up. I’m behind in some paying work as well as still behind here on Madang – Ples Bilong Mi. Today is the first day in a week on which I’ll be posting the same day as the post date. Not that it makes much difference to anyone but me. I hate getting behind in my work, because I am fundamentally extremely lazy. It’s all too easy for me to start thinking that I just don’t have enough time, so there are some things to which I’ll never attend. Then I have to be honest with myself and think of how many hours a week I spend staring at TV. I’ve come to think of this as a complete waste of time. Frankly, if I really want down time, I’d rather read. TV is the lazy person’s amusement. It requires absolutely no effort and little imagination. I simply don’t want to spend my life that way any more.
So, with the sermon out of the way, let’s have a look at this morning’s sunrise:Not bad, but not great, either. Maybe I’m getting a little to demanding. After you’ve seen a few thousand here, it’s easy to get picky.
As the title suggests, we’re having aerial shots today courtesy of Sir Peter Barter with whom I hurled through the atmosphere for almost three hours on Tuesday. His Robertson R-11 is a beautiful little machine. I can only imagine what a dream it is to fly. Here is a lovely shot of my home town, Madang:As you can see, the bulk of the town is on a peninsula. To the left (east) is Astrolabe Bay and to the right is Madang Harbour.
This a very nice angle from which to view the entire Madang Coast:Madang is on the left. The large island is Kranket, followed by Leper Island, Little Pig Island and Pig Island. These are all local contemporary names, except for Kranket Island, which is traditional. The others have different names on the nautical charts.
I got some very nice shots of some of our favourite dive sites. This is Magic Passage in the centre and the southern tip of Leper Island on the right:Kranket Island is on the left. This is easily the best aerial view that I’ve seen of Magic Passage.
This shot shows an easy month’s worth of daily dives. At the far left is Little Pig Island with The Eel Garden to its right. The large mass is Pig Island with superb diving all around the ocean side. At the bottom is Barracuda Point:
That’s my back yard from the air.