Bikpela John i stap lo Bisianumu by bobfoto

Bikpela John i stap lo Bisianumu

Back in 1990, the UN asked 34 Nations to get together and help Kuwait defend itself against Iraq... 16 years later, a Gulf War Veteran sat with me on the Secret Men's Rock at Bisianumu and we enjoyed a US Ration Pack from Iraq.

Luckily another bloke brought a bottle of Chardonnay...

It was a great day, swimming in the waterhole and just chilling out on a big rock with the Owen Stanley Ranges behind us.

Portrait taken with point and shoot on 2 July 2006.
I love this
July 12th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff - Thanks Peter, it was a great day out and I think I caught a moment in time.
July 12th, 2012  
This is bautiful Jason
July 12th, 2012  
looks like a great day
July 12th, 2012  
@michelleyoung @glendq - oh that old point and shoot was a cracking camera!
July 12th, 2012  
I'll bet those MRE's were much tastier in such surroundings, especially after the hike getting there. Great capture of a great day.
July 12th, 2012  
What a great connection, those ration packs and the wine.
July 12th, 2012  
A great image, it must evoke wonderful memories for you.
July 12th, 2012  
cheesy
July 12th, 2012  
@robv @tonydebont @judithdeacon - It was the first bushwalk for a bunch of us that have remained friends, so we were all not sure of what we needed to bring. So when a guy pulled out a bottle of vino, we were all shocked that he had carried such a weight for so long... mind you, I had a chicken and a loaf of bread in my pack, which I ended up making chicken sandwiches for all the local guys that walked with us.
July 12th, 2012  
@houdiniem - that was certainly a mature 16 year old cheese from a tube...
July 12th, 2012  
Looks marvellous - what a wonderful moment!
(I lugged a bottle of champagne (real champagne) and a heap of picnic glasses up a mountain in Derbyshire on my brother's 50th as a surprise when we got to the top. He said cheers and added 'it's downhill all the way from here..!')
July 12th, 2012  
This is great. Everything about it works so very well
July 12th, 2012  
Great moment captured
July 13th, 2012  
Such a joyous look!
July 13th, 2012  
@filsie65 - the problem here was that it was really hot and humid, so the Chardonnay was not that refreshing at the end of such a walk... :( No refrigerated back pack.

@swilde - Thanks Sue.

@beckys - Cheers BeckyS. :)

@swguevin - Why thanks Sheila.
July 13th, 2012  
Great portrait shot and view, Jason.
July 13th, 2012  
The old spaghetti and meat sauce in a bag!
July 13th, 2012  
@sangwann - same view as in my profile pic.

@kjarn - It was an old one too...
July 14th, 2012  
hmmm, yummy. Judging by that smile you must be great company.
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - This Veteran and his veteran ration pack stole all the limelight on this occasion. Oh and the bottle of Chardonnay that one guy carried all the way across the hills. You Americans have a funny idea about bushwalking...
August 22nd, 2012  
lol. I don't bush walk. Ever. Unless there's some REALLY good motivation. Kidding... However, not all of us carry wine in our back pockets. Some just carry a mini bar of hard liquor. ;)
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - then you would fit in sweetly with our style of bushwalking. Wait until the last week of September and the bushwalk that gets a mention then...
August 22nd, 2012  
Woot! Can't wait!
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - September already looks like a rude month... only 4,950 photos to find the final 30....
August 22nd, 2012  
I don't envy you.
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - I've done it though. Worked through them over the past few weekends. Quite a story with one or two of the shots...
August 22nd, 2012  
You seem to be able to do that quite well. Do you mind me asking if you free write those stories, or do you compose them a bit. Either way, you make a good writer too.
August 22nd, 2012  
@hellcat - Stories get composed each day as I post. The ideas bounce around my head in the lead-up and I have shared these tales with others around a beer or two, so they are rehearsed somewhat. Perhaps, refined is a betterer word?
August 23rd, 2012  
Refined it is... You tell a good story.
August 26th, 2012  
@hellcat - thanks.
August 26th, 2012  
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