The past, in the present

The book I’m working on has, among its several elements, an episode in Papua New Guinea.  So, today’s throwback Thursday…LRK highland PNG

In 1977, a highland air strip (that’s the plane’s strut above my head) and no, I’m not standing far in front of these ladies, they’re just really, really short.  And fascinated by this figure from another planet.


  1. Rose Milligan says:

    That’s how I feel when I’m standing with my friends, a giant. And I don’t consider myself that tall. I’m 5’8. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.

  2. Russell and Holmes are going to New Guinea? Or is this for a stand-aone or a continuation of one of the other books?

  3. Reminds me of the book, Lost in Shangri-la.

  4. Beautiful country. As I understand from my pilot husband, there is an airstrip in New Guinea that is one of the three most difficult to land and take off from. The others being in Nepal and Tegucigalpa. This looks like it was one of those.

    • Laurie King says:

      It was certainly a tricky takeoff, with a river below and a sharp hill directly across from the end of the “runway”. The larger (non-scavengable) bits from several planes lay scattered along the opposite hillside…

Speak Your Mind