Ela Beach Excursions

AtoZ2019EThis series of blog posts is part of the A to Z 2019 Blogging Challenge in which I will write snapshot memories of my early married life in the then Territory of Papua New Guinea.

Four years in (Port) Moresby

Ela Beach excursions as a family

A weekend drive to check the mail

A few hours on the beach with the kids

Sometimes a picnic, sometimes sandcastles or a swim

peter Louisa Rach picnic Ela Beach 1974

The blue heeler in the back of the car

Excitement measured by her fragrance

And the velocity of her tail.

Sunday mornings an added bonus

The Police Band playing a range of tunes

Weekday lunchtimes watching volley ball matches.

Simple, relaxing, happy family times.

Police Band Ela Beach

Tok Pisin:

Em nau – great! fantastic

Em – a universal pronoun – he/she/it

Em i inap – that’s enough

Em tasol – that’s all