These few were taken between 1968 and 1973.
Some of the slides I couldn't remember at all and yet others I remembered people, names, places and emotions .... looking back at my 21st - the love of my life Stuart Smith sitting there; I had forgotten how much fun that night was.
|Sailing into Tokyo 1969|
Standing at the Peace monument at Nagasaki Peace Park - filled with so much emotion.
The amazing Easter Island! Machu Picchu! Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuaman!
I remember being caught in Chile during the Allende Coup - I had flown from Peru to Chile to change planes for a flight to Tahiti and then back to Sydney.
|Peace Park Nagasaki|
|Machu Picchu 1973|
Gunfire, teargas, water cannons - ducking behind buildings so as to not get shot; the pain and burning eyes from tear gas and getting knocked off my feet from the water cannons.
The photo is of a demonstration that was taken from the Hotel Crillon ... there were hundreds of people coming from all directions and marching through the capital (Santiago) and I had heard that the military knew so I retreated to a high vantage point.
|Start of a demo Chile 1973|
I know this for a fact because one day I turned a corner and there was a mob of people chanting and protesting; the water cannon tanks and police came up from behind me and I got caught in the whole thing. My eyes stung for what seemed like ages; luckily I got water from the cannon and sort of breathed through my wet shirt. I bathed them as soon as possible and washed everything I was wearing. Think it took a few hours for the symptoms to subside.
There was a shortage of accommodation but a nice guy who worked for Lan Chile airlines (Gustavo) was able to get me an apartment of a friend of his who was away from the capital. It cost me $10 US for the week I was there. Had to go shopping and there were lots of shortages - I lined up for toilet paper for a few hours - but he knew the best places for everything ..... lol.
|Chile & Gustavo 1973|
Finally the planes started flying again and off I went back home; with an overnight stop in Tahiti, and filled with great memories that I would never forget.
|Halloween on board "Canberra" 1969|