Life around a volcano

Papua New Guinea's flag
Oceania » Papua New Guinea » East New Britain » Rabaul
June 13th 2010
Published: June 13th 2010
Edit Blog Post

Rabaul was reduced in size after the last major eruption - most of the town and the airport were moved out of the old caldera.

This place may be one of the last frontiers (as advertised) but the people are friendly, the weather is great, and the place is like a huge garden.

Roads get washed out, and 'snowbanks' of ash get put to the side - in some places the grass is just growing back.

Brisbane Bronco Sunday Football, adverts for portable saw mills, and Queensland news on the TV.

Additional photos below
Photos: 23, Displayed: 22


The BoysThe Boys
The Boys

Hard at work

One of many built by the Japanese during the war.
The big gunThe big gun
The big gun

Left behind from the last war.
PNGed outPNGed out
PNGed out

As the locals say
Desolate Desolate

Dead coconut trees standing by.
The old part of townThe old part of town
The old part of town

What's left of it.
Snowbank of AshSnowbank of Ash
Snowbank of Ash

Check out the 'snowbank' of ash on the left.
Harbour ViewHarbour View
Harbour View

The rock in the middle may be the old center of the volcano.
And more volcanosAnd more volcanos
And more volcanos

The flight back to Port Moresby followed a line of volcanoes - which we watched out our windows

16th June 2010

Another volcano is located in Santorini, a Greek island. You can learn more about it @
17th June 2010

Nice pictures
I visited Rabaul several times and loved it and wonder if the Bunker Museum is still intact with the museum ? What baout the grinding stone ? I hope to revisit again
21st June 2010

rait kona
Rabaul is a beautiful place, despite the volcanic eruption.

Tot: 3.232s; Tpl: 0.058s; cc: 24; qc: 78; dbt: 0.0613s; 3; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.4mb