Sunday, October 17, 2010
Week of Oct. 3rd.
After a week at Ukarumpa with Justin and Tammy we took them to the coastal city of Lae for two days and then flew fro Lae to West New Britain. On West New Britain we stayed in a village house belonging to some translators we know who are working in Kilu Village. West New Britain was a very major area in WWII in the Pacific and it is littered with plane and shipwrecks to this day. In addition, there is an active volcano a few miles inland from the house we were staying at. While on West New Britain we had the opportunity to hike to the top of the volcano. The hike was through the thick jungle and it took us 9 hours to complete. We also had a chance to visit some plane wrecks. One of the plane wrecks is a B-25 that had been specially configured for strafing Japanese ships. West New Britain is also home to some of the world's best snorkeling, some say it beats the Great Barrier Reef, and we had the opportunity to do some snorkeling with turtles, sharks, barracuda, and countless other fishes and corals. It was a very nice trip. Attached is a picture of Kim and Tammy on our jungle hike to the volcano, and Jacob and Justin pretending to be pilot and co-pilot on the B-25.