Graham Stone kindly informs me that in Papua New Guinea pidgin, ‘My hovercraft is full of eels’ becomes the epic:
Balus em i no goupim bilong me em i pullup long liklik pela snek bilong solwarra
(Literally: My aeroplane (balus) that can’t fly (no go up) is fullup of little saltwater snakes.)
Aeroplane maintenance is quite a mouthful too. Propellor becomes ‘tingting bilong balus em i go raunraun’. If damaged, this becomes ‘tingting bilong balus em i go raunraun em i buggerup tru’.
All of which is just and excuse to say that we will be adding more to the blog soon, having just about recovered from the journey home. And the photos will be up on Flickr very soon, with a link posted here of course.