Author Archives: Physics Tramp

Rain event at Junk Bay

The Hong Kong project was near its end.  My wife had joined me, and I had two more seismic traverses to do, both on the hills around Junk Bay.  It would take only a half day, but rain clouds were … Continue reading

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What grabbed my arm?

One of the paths we followed on our way to our exploration sites led past a number of Christian burials.  These graves were burials like those found in European and American countries, with a headstone, often having a picture of … Continue reading

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Lunch on the hills near Tai Po

One main goal of the new land reclamation initiative in Hong Kong was to fill part of Tai Po Harbor with dirt from the nearby hills, so our work took us to the undeveloped hills behind Tai Po Harbor. There … Continue reading

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Another Hong Kong project

Sir Murray McLehose, then Governor General of Hong Kong, touring the Hong Kong colony north of Kowloon, was appalled at the squalid living conditions of some ‘boat people’ living in a tidal basin.  The small inlet that held their tiny … Continue reading

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An extraordinary Sunday in Sydney

After my experiences with missionaries  in Hong Kong I was well into the charismatic movement, both in Hong Kong and Australia. One Sunday I attended a mass evangelistic meeting at the Hordern Pavilion, a huge meeting hall in a Sydney … Continue reading

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Australia’s dangerous waters

The waters in and around Australia contain many perils, from living things and other dangers: Sharks The white pointer or great white shark is well known in Australian waters.  Their fierce reputation is well earned. When we visited my wife’s … Continue reading

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Christmas in Australia

As a native of the Northern Hemisphere, I found that Christmas in Australia was really different from what it is ‘up north’. Australians observe many English traditions, even though they really are unsuited to the hot weather.  Many families serve … Continue reading

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An unearthed, unexploded bomb

After a few months back in Sydney, Maunsell and Partners sent me to a short project in Singapore, followed by another project in Hong Kong.  The Singapore project involved geophysical work on the site of a new ships’ drydock in … Continue reading

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Concern for Australian friends

While at a prayer meeting in Hong Kong I had asked for prayer for Geoff and Pat, a couple that my wife and I had met at church in Sydney.  They were not Christians, and were new migrants to Australia … Continue reading

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‘Run, Baby, Run’

Just before the end of my first Hong Kong project, a young Chinese acquaintance lent me a paperback  titled, ‘Run, Baby, Run’, by an evangelist named Nicky Cruz.  Mr. Cruz had been a notorious and violent leader of a Hispanic … Continue reading

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