Friday, December 26, 2008

Swimming with Dolphins

Today, for the third time, our dive boat came across a pod of dolphins on the way to our first dive site. We had the opportunity to get in the water with them and Tanya took a few pictures, including the one above. Very cool.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas in PNG

It's Christmas eve in Papua New Guinea. Tanya and I arrived three days ago and have been diving, eating, and hiking since. The scenery here (in Kimbe Bay) is amazing, both above and below water. Our resort (Walindi Plantation Resort) is adjacent to a volcano. Usually resort guests can hike up the volcano, but right now that's not possible because the volcano, like me, has too much gas coming out of it.

Here are a few diving pictures that don't do justice to the diving here. We will post better pictures when we get back, get organized, and have a reliable internet connection.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Busy busy

This last week has been busy. Last weekend I flew to Christchurch to give a talk at New Zealand Mathematics Convention. This week I've been co-organizing the NICTA Workshop on Computational Geometry for Imprecise Data. Tomorrow I fly to Gold Coast to sing karaoke at the International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation. Then it's back in Sydney for 2 days before we fly off to spend Christmas in Papua, New Guinea.

Today was the first nice weather we've had all week, so we took the opportunity to go snorkelling (pictures). We also found this critter our hallway.