Port Moresby

I like this. I like the relaxed vibe but the weirdness of why are all those ships parked like that?

About to travel tomorrow, so internet time maybe be limited for a while. I apologise if I get caught behind.

Thanks to all my followers! I'll be around.

Photo taken 13 August 2008.
I also like it. Very peaceful looking. Nice the boats parked like that.
posted August 20th, 2012  
Well they wer taking advantage of limited port facilities! But your photo looks like they were getting strength from laying alongside!
posted August 20th, 2012  
When I was a child my dad knocked back a job here as he didn't want to move the family....always wonder where life would have taken me if he had of taken that promotion!
posted August 20th, 2012  
Love the way the boats are lined up.
Enjoy your travels!
posted August 20th, 2012  
Be safe and enjoy your travels.. Another fab shot :)
posted August 20th, 2012  
I love how the sky, sea, ships and mountains have the same amazing tones, beautiful shot :)
posted August 20th, 2012  
Love this. The composition is perfect. The grey on grey look, the mountains behind. The first row of boats and the second. Fav. Have a great trip. Are you off to PNG again?
posted August 20th, 2012  
Fascinating photo, could they be a naval graveyard? Have a good trip wherever you're off too.
posted August 20th, 2012  
I just love the colours of this.
posted August 20th, 2012  
Beautiful soft tones. Love how the mts and the ships are both lied up. Be safe. See you (your pics) when you get there.
posted August 20th, 2012  
Love this shot! Wishing you safe and adventurous travels!
posted August 20th, 2012  
what a beautifully composed shot, JD - safe travels, hope you enjoy yourself and that it is not all about work.
posted August 20th, 2012  
The ships are almost in a huddled whispered conversation parked in such a manner. Very neat.
posted August 20th, 2012  
Nice capture Jason, are they making babies ??
posted August 20th, 2012  
I like weird relaxness too..a calm sinister to this me lad
posted August 20th, 2012  
do they do parallel parking.
posted August 20th, 2012  
Looks like Daddy ship, Momma ship and Baby Ship. Nice cool color all around
posted August 21st, 2012  
Great shot. At first glance, the line up of the ships looked peaceful and pleasant. At second glance, I thought they looked threatening. At third glance, they looked like they were doing this for protection. This shot definitely made me think. Safe travels!
posted August 21st, 2012  
I'm really liking this white series of yours Jason. Well done.
posted August 21st, 2012  
Beautiful how the light has made everything silvery. Have a great, safe trip :)
posted August 21st, 2012  
@anazad511 @maggiemae @kamb @anggav @michelleyoung @anotherdreamer @stuckinoz @judithdeacon @kjarn @tigerdreamer @boatpainter @catsmeowb @geocacheking @tonydebont @houdiniem @dalboy @tthompsonca @webfoot

Thank you everyone, today's travel went betterer than expected. I have found myself a room for the night and a pub that serves cold ale, so I shall be satisfied for the time being. Currently there are some 40 or 50 Galahs hanging from the power line over my head squarking and screeching and carrying on as only Galahs can. The road is not dusty from the red earth and everyone is climbing out of their 4WDs tired and dusty. It is a unique part of the world and I do enjoy getting out this way. The Australian outback and the Cape York is a pretty amazing place. Time moves differently up this way.

To answer some questions, no I am not back in PNG again, but on Tuesday next week, I shall stand on an Australian Island and see PNG from its shores. They do do parallel parking and no they are not making babies. And I am travelling safe!

Cheers everyone thanks, might be time for another beer?
posted August 21st, 2012  
@filsie65 - Thank you Phil. see above eh?
posted August 21st, 2012  
@bobfoto Sounds great - would love to see it (could you snuk in a 2012 photo or two?!) Enjoy that beer... I'm just soaking up my first tea! :)
posted August 21st, 2012  
@filsie65 - Oh I haven't checked my emails of late, but I did buy some tea this morning!
posted August 21st, 2012  
Great choice for mono
posted August 21st, 2012  
@swilde - mono? That's desaturated technicolour there!
posted August 21st, 2012  
Lyn
like the processing! but for sure, they look like they're lined up for war. . .
posted August 21st, 2012  
@lyno - I think they may have been lined up for mining!
posted August 21st, 2012  
yep i like! :D
posted August 23rd, 2012  
posted August 24th, 2012  
aw, look, the buddy system. ;) Kidding... I love the comp here, mr man.
posted September 17th, 2012  
@hellcat - ummm thanks?
posted September 17th, 2012  
oh... ok, so the buddy system is when girls or kids stick real close to each other. (Do girls go to the restroom in groups there?) The comp is actually really cool. Sorry, no insults or backhanded compliments today, I'm in a rather great mood.
posted September 18th, 2012  
...and I don't really do backhanded compliments/insults to people I enjoy chatting with... usually. :p
posted September 18th, 2012  
@hellcat - gotcha, I know the buddy system from diving, but that's when you is underwater. It was the Mr Man bit I was unsure of....
posted September 18th, 2012  
Oh... well... "you da' man" or "you da' boss" ... Mr Jason and Mr Daniels is too formal--- and keep in mind, I'm losing mine so don't always make sense. ;)
posted September 19th, 2012  
@hellcat - No worries Ms Hellcat.
posted September 19th, 2012  
:)
Thank you for the Ms. Will also answer to mamasita. ;)
posted September 19th, 2012  
@hellcat - Mamasita, I like that, and the origin is? I also like how the Botswana women all call each other "ma". In PNG, it was commonplace to call the ladies older than you "Aunty" which was fun and the local kids always cracked up when the hairy white guy would call some of the older ladies "Aunty", and the Aunties would get all embarrassed because they wanted to call me "whitemasta" but I didn't allow that. So they were "Aunty" and I was "Jason".
posted September 19th, 2012  
It's Spanish, probably slang, literally it's Little Mama, but I've only heard it used in context like this: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/mamasita . But it looks like you can go to a restaurant called Mamasita: http://www.mamasita.com.au/

I've noticed women will refer to other women as "momma" when the woman being spoken to is pregnant with her first child. To be honest that was sort of weird, but I suppose it is to help with frame of mind. Pregnancy can be stupid scary and no one seems to really talk about that part openly, so maybe it's a way to calm the nerves without having an actual conversation. :~\

I can appreciate cultures who look at the community as a family unit. That's cool. AND! I'm so glad you didn't let her call you that. It's funny when you talk about the reaction that they have to your being white and hairy. Makes me giggle and think about what it must be like to see someone of a different race for the first time... I really can't remember the first time I recognized race.
posted September 20th, 2012  
@hellcat - I visited a few villages where I was the first white person that some of the kids could remember... sure they may have seen one or two the year before, but their memory was limited. So I shocked sometimes, but I was a curio for many a young child. Their innocence was pure, and their curiosity was contagious.

I travelled to the Highlands in November (photos to come) one year with a couple who had two gorgeous beautiful blonde babies, and every woman in the village said "beautiful bebes" and they all wanted to hold the young girls. The girls loved it of course, and Mum and Dad let the Babies get passed from Aunty to Aunty to Aunty....

I meanwhile hung out with the dreadlocked guys in the pool hall.
posted September 20th, 2012  
That's cute. :)

Not into "Pass the baby" are you?
posted September 20th, 2012  
@hellcat - I never had one throw up on me yet.
posted September 21st, 2012  
lol... avoidance is a great tactic
posted September 21st, 2012  
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