Christmas Day in Goroka was an awesome experience for my daughter and I.
|My Japanese mate Russell Deka Harada, a longtime resident of Goroka who speaks fluent Tok Pisin, dropped by for a visit.|
|We took a short walk next door to join the St Andrew's Lutheran Church congregation for Christmas Service.|
|Church usher Joe Kaupa was a good friend of my wife and I...today he met our daughter...|
|After church, we drove up to Mt Kiss overlooking Goroka, taking in panoramic views of the town and valley.|
|Next stop was North Goroka where we had mumu corn, sweet bananas and barbecued lamb heart for Christmas lunch...|
|Goroka Water Supply at North Goroka.|
|The saddest thing for me in Goroka is to see the sentinel-like pine trees at Peace Park forever gone...so many precious memories...|
|Memories of public phones and sending and receiving letters and Christmas cards.|
|The admirable thing about Goroka is that its Public Library still stands...from the 1970s...|
|Lazy Christmas arvo waiting for pizza. The weather is cool and lovely as always...for the December rain to fall would be excellent...|
More pictures to come...