Barry and I go back a long way. We first met in primary school and have been best mates ever since. We both went to Papua New Guinea as Cadet Patrol Officers at the same time in 1967 and, of course, we ended up marrying sisters.
I followed him back to Papua New Guinea in the 1990s, working for the same field services company but he has a much vaster experience in the game than me. Now in our mid-sixties we are both fit but I have been hamstrung for the last 30 years or so by the exigencies of managing type-two diabetes. I have to plan my day and eat on time, so it hampers bush work.