Bill W. (on the right) is a wonderful guy. He is one of the fittest 70 year olds I know. He has always been an athlete and has won many gold medals in a variety of world wide competitions for hurdling and running. He spent most of the last 10 years caring for his sick wife, who sadly passed away some months ago. He looked happy to be with us yesterday, even though he has to have surgery on his knee today.
BB was the chef...a Swiss chef cooking an Australian barbecue.
The QLD ASOPA group from L.to R. Josephine, Richard, Colin, Denis, Ros and Bill W. ( Henry, Joe and Kathryn couldn't make it today). Everyone is enjoying BB's delicious menu.
Garlic Prawn Kebabs on a bed of rice with tarragon.
Rib fillet steak, beef sausages, Potato Salad, Bean Salad, Greek Salad, Pumpkin Salad and Russian Salad.
Apricot pie and ice cream, you can see it is still hot weather here.
Colin enjoying his pie.
The stories these people can tell of their lives as young people living in the wilds of P/NG are gob smacking. My stories are not so exotic as I was posted to Pt Moresby, which was like a country town.
Colin saying good bye to Bill, who is looking forward to a new life in Victoria with a special friend, who is also and ex CEO from ASOPA.
photos by Diane, Richard and Ros.