Crystal Rapids, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

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On Sunday, July 6 the Graduating Class of the School of Business organised a picnic at the Crystal Rapids in Sogeri.  It was a casual event that was relaxing and lots of fun.

As can be seen in the distance photo, Crystal Rapids is a very scenic swimming spot.

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The students cooked their own lunch, though this photo shows that calling it “cooking” is probably an exaggeration.  This food was “well done” to say the least!

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We saw a tiger snake swimming across the water, it was really keen to get to the land, but it was also concerned because of all of us on the shore.  It finally hid under the grass by the edge of the water.  I found out towards the end of the day that there are actually freshwater crocodiles in these waters.  However, they are not aggressive, and they shun away from noise.  No-one could think of an incident where someone had been harmed by the crocodiles.

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Getting thrown into the water is part of the fun.

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And after being thrown in, everyone was still friends.

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I was asked to be part of the photo, but the students were really fussy.  They had particular ideas about the way I should be facing.

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This map shows the trip from Crystal Rapids back to Pacific Adventist University.

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As can be seen in the elevation chart, it is a mountainous region.

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Papua New Guinea is such a beautiful country.  Every time I venture out I am in awe at its beauty.

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PNG, Madang – Part Two

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On Sunday we went to Krangket Island, just across from the Madang harbour.  It is a beautiful and peaceful island.

Some of the locals heading to the market/church.

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What a great place for a church!

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And this is how the locals live.  Notice the people under the house?

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The courthouse.

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Baby sleeping in the shade under the house, and another family cooking their morning catch.

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Everything you would expect from a tropical island.

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Toilet over the sea, and another kitchen.

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Back on the mainland, the lighthouse of Madang.

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Security is done by manual inspection – no scanners here.

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Port Moresby from he air.

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Back home.

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PNG, Madang – Part One

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Rebecca and I had the opportunity to join some of our friends on a trip to Madang over Easter Weekend.

We took off from Port Moresby after many delays, only to return back to the point of departure flight due to hydraulic problems.

At the airport.

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Finally departing.

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Arriving back to a welcome with fire engines.

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Trying again early the next morning.

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Great view of the airport.

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The road we always use on our way to town.

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The mountains of PNG.

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Arriving in Madang.  The airport is visible in the middle.

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Over Krangket Island.

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Madang Resort.

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In town.

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Flights into Madang cease early in the afternoon due the large number of bats in the evening and during the night.

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A coming in to land on a tree.

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Yes, it was Easter. What is your eye drawn to – the cross, or Coke?

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The locals selling by the harbour.

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Coming home from church.

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Families having picnics.

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A tame tree kangaroo.

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There are lots of these birds.

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