Dispela samting samting bilong Kate by bobfoto

Dispela samting samting bilong Kate

Hey umm, I forgot to mention that the businessman in yesterday's story died in the past year or so of an HIV related illness... kinda glad I didn't let him buy me the Chillie Crab and fuck me up the arse... guess I got lucky those Doctors and Nurses showed up!

Anywho, sitting around taking long exposure shots of the surroundings, the Doctors and the caring Nurses asked me how my wounds were going. I lied and said that they were peachey keen, and were merely a flesh wound.

They said "that's the spirit".

Secretly I hurt like hades...

We got talking about the plane wreck and the Doctors heard that it was on the other end of the runway, and that tomorrow morning they were going out by boat to snorkel it and they wanted to know if I was keen?

Ok, stop the tape... Eugene, stop the tape...

Should I or should I not jump back into the ocean after my near-death experience?

I said "Shit yeah, I'm in, the solwara will do good for my wounds!"

And the Doctors said "That's the spirit!"

So we had a great meal, no chillie crab, had a bottle of the local whiskey and the next morning we got up early and visited the other end of the runway. There in 2 metres of sandy calm water was an upside down Japanese plane. It was not a Zero, but in fact a Kate, a dive bomber which when strapped onto a huge torpedo, made for a cracking Kamikaze plane, headed directly for the bridge of an enemy ship. Fortunately for the USofA this plane missed and ended up upside down in shallow sand.

I would say that yes, the pilot is still inside.

And yes, the swim felt great, all bloodied grazes and sores.

To be continued...

Photo taken 9 August 2008. Title reads: Something about Kate.
I've really got into reading your stories again......I think you had a lucky escape from the chilli crab man........Sounds like you were really up for finding the plane, despite your wounds and a bottle of the local stuff!! This is a great find even it wasn't what you were looking for.......I love the way the sea is reclaiming it.
August 15th, 2012  
Awesome picture and I'm loving the installments of the story. It was unny as it flashed into my mind yesterday and I was like where have I heard that story? Is it a film I've watched recently and then I remembered it was you!
August 15th, 2012  
I've just been through the past few episodes of riveting adventure and have to say the photos are wonderful but the story is nerve-wracking! My "Mr Man" adventures pale in comparison!
August 15th, 2012  
Terrific shot but secretly I'm glad you didn't find where the plane was prior to your earlier adventure - we would have missed out on a really good read!!!
August 15th, 2012  
Great shot! Sounds like quite a the adventure so far... waiting on the next installment!
August 15th, 2012  
@Cherrill - The local stuff was the tonic I needed! Internal antiseptic works wonders sometimes!

@hasselhotch - Cheers David H, that is a cool story you tell! Thanks!

@maggiemae Every picture tells a thousand stories Maggiemae... sometimes, my only shout one!

@judithdeacon - Oh thanks Judith... my bloody sores do not agree... ;)
August 15th, 2012  
@alia_801 - Bougainville is nearly over.... almost.
August 15th, 2012  
How cool
August 15th, 2012  
Awwwww wheres the wrangled skelton lol... I guess it comes of no shock that the guy died of a sexually related disease...
Another awesome shot :) Have you considered making a book at the end of this and breaking the whole story & shots together, just like on here, but in print?
August 15th, 2012  
Without feeling the pain personally I would say what you were able to see and shoot in the end was worth it all. Maybe?
August 15th, 2012  
I'm with Jann...oh...and Cherrill
August 15th, 2012  
Now that's fuckin awesome. Painfully ironic that it was located in a pristine locale, but awesome nonetheless. Would you know if anyone had ever researched the plane? A friend of mine is an avid diver. He and his friends found a U-boat some years ago off the coast of NewJersey. Had to keep the location secret while they researched it. Took a couple of years, a few trips to the national archives, and even a trip to Germany. The were finally able to identify it and got recognition for the find.
August 15th, 2012  
Oh dear...wrong end of the airstrip...oops
August 15th, 2012  
I love to scuba, hubby just took some family yesterday, nothing to see quite as cool as this!
August 15th, 2012  
Amazing picture (and adventure, yikes). Love the fish and all the growth on the plane over the years.
August 15th, 2012  
What a treasure! Imagine the story that plane could tell; but your story is just as interesting
August 15th, 2012  
TC
Wow... This is really a great find! Thanks for sharing! Quite the story as well :)
August 15th, 2012  
Shaharazade and 1001 nights. Nice respite.
August 15th, 2012  
never have the chillie crab.....
August 15th, 2012  
Very cool.
August 15th, 2012  
love this shot. cool but sad, too. great tones.
August 15th, 2012  
OMG Jason!! This is absolutely fantastic. OK, Now when this book comes out you WILL have a WORLD book tour. We have known each other , what a month now, ok, that's long enough. I will be in charge of said tour.. hahaha. Well, can I a least say I talked to him on Project 365, and he said nice comments about my photos?
August 15th, 2012  
Great shot Jason sorry to hear you bin in the wars mate hope your all patched and bet the salt water felt great on the wounds.
August 15th, 2012  
What an amazeballs and coolio thing to find down there! Incredible that you got a shot of it too!! Wowz!
August 15th, 2012  
Cool shot, Jason.
August 15th, 2012  
Great shot! What a story. Great color tones in your shot.
August 16th, 2012  
oh I'm so glad you found the plane after all that!! I was worried. you're quite a trooper to go right back into the water all wounded and bandaged. fantastic shot my friend.
August 16th, 2012  
So glad you didn't have sex with that nasty man.

Very cool underwater find.
August 16th, 2012  
@johnnyfrs - Cheers.

@michelleyoung - A book is on the cards. Indeed.

@jannkc - It was. I loved snorkelling on this wreck, it was so accessible and so pretty. As far as wrecks go.

@swilde - It was a great discovery. Thank you.

@losthorizon - Hey, its a Jake, not a Kate! Ooops, here's a page for you: http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/e13a/buka.html

@onie - yeah, ooops, sillybugger.

@httpgeffed - I do like wrecks, underwater and above!

@archaeofrog - Thanks Katie, the growth will hopefully continue!

@tthompsonca - Thanks Terri, that plane was destined for disaster...

@tctime - Cheers TC.

@tigerdreamer - Ah nice reference!

@houdiniem - nope.

@webfoot - Thanks Paul.

@catsmeowb - Thank you Camille, the water was beautifully clear!

@adifferenteye - I like the way you think Dar... what a great journey that would be?

@hobgoblinwychwo - I survived John.

@filsie65 - Oh that underwater camera came up with the goods from time to time.

@beckys - Thanks BeckyS :)

@daisy - The water was a beautiful colour eh?

@luvthyclassics - Took the bandages off and let the solwara do its thing... was a bit stingy at first but then relieving after a wall and my cares disappeared with the pain... ahhhh.

@kjarn - I tried a few interesting things and experiences whilst in PNG, but sodomy with weird rich businessmen was not part of the journey. Thank heaven for Doctors and Nurses?
August 16th, 2012  
@bobfoto don't we all love nurses!
August 16th, 2012  
@kjarn - Yup!
August 16th, 2012  
@bobfoto
I haven't had a chance to put my waterproof camera to the test, as I bought it in winter...yes we have one of those here. So I had a go here http://365project.org/onie/my-favorites
I had this fear it couldn't be waterproof...now I know it is!!
August 16th, 2012  
Really incredible picture, has to be a fav.
August 16th, 2012  
Fantastic capture and never a dull moment.
August 17th, 2012  
Incredible shot and story.
August 17th, 2012  
@dalboy - Cheers Graeme, thanks!

@tonydebont - Thank you Tony!

@boatpainter - Thanks Janet, thank you. :)
August 17th, 2012  
Awesome find and shot. And well painted word picture. Yikes, I don't think I'd be jumping in quite so quickly.
August 17th, 2012  
LOL! Somehow I knew you'd go back for more! Great story, great shot!
August 17th, 2012  
@geocacheking - How does that saying go "Only after you have fallen off a horse 7 times can you call yourself a rider?"
August 17th, 2012  
@cmuir1963 - Thanks Cindy :) I had to see that damn plane!
August 17th, 2012  
I love underwater shots! It has been a long while since I have taken any. Thanks for posting!
August 22nd, 2012  
@angeliquenordal - Underwater photography I find very difficult, and sometimes unrewarding. Everynow and then you get a winner. :)
August 22nd, 2012  
what a find! great! :) looking forward to more adventures from you but please: no more near-death-experiences! take care! :)
August 23rd, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - I'll try my best. ;)
August 24th, 2012  
That's just a cool shot!
(Swinging for both teams are you? Well then, I've got some people you should meet.) ;)
September 15th, 2012  
@hellcat - Not this bloke, I like me ladies too much. ;)
September 15th, 2012  
Ah, the ladies won this time. I would never have guessed. ;)
September 16th, 2012  
@hellcat - its a boob thing.
September 16th, 2012  
The power if voodoo!
September 16th, 2012  
*of
September 16th, 2012  
:p
September 16th, 2012  
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