I’m easy to pick. This was my family’s blue truck (twin-cab) in the Solomons you don’t wear seat belts for the most part, you also don’t ever go that fast due to excessively pot-holed roads. We spent many car trips like this in the back, or standing up and yes, my little sister Hannah could only have been no more than five.

Laura (in front of me) and our friend Claire (back left) spent a good few hours one day sitting on blowup mats, bouncing around, getting quite sore and cloud gazing on a trip back from Claire’s village. .

This was good truck -it carried everything from: dirt, little arikwuo’s (white people) to a funeral party inclusive of body. It was full of rust then and full of memories now. I honestly think that is the most exciting vehicle my family has ever owned, we progressed naturally from there to your typical boring four child vehicle – the Tarago.


  1. melinda said:

    Wow-LOTS of great memories for me too. How cute all those little girls in the back-can you believe Em’s skinny arms and your ‘attractive” spectacles!
    Do you remember that we had a resident rat at one stage that lived behind the stuffing in the back seat? Or the day we had 17 people plus their luggage on board? Trips to the Gwanaru’u airfield down the big dipper on the road or the weekly Fiu river excursions for washing and playing?
    You have just sent me on a big nostaglia trip-perhaps we can do it again in July with another truck!
    PS Arakwaio not ariquo

    September 26, 2007
  2. said:

    aw 😀 thats so sweet 😀 i love hearing about peoples happy memories 😀 ^_^

    October 4, 2007

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