Thursday, July 7, 2011

West New Britain

While my mom was visiting, we had the pleasure and privilege to travel to the island of West New Britain to attend the dedication of the newly-completed Bible in the Bola language.

It was my first trip to the islands, and the first time for all of us to see West New Britain. We flew in one of SIL’s Kodiak airplanes, and we all had to wear life vests since we were flying over the ocean.

We stayed at an environmental research center called Mahonia Na Dari, which was about 1.5 kilometers down the beach from where the dedication took place. Our bungalow was right near the ocean (Kimbe Bay).

A sunrise view in front of our bungalow.

We stayed for 4 nights, and so we had time to do some other things as well. Right next door to where we stayed is Walindi resort – a very nice place that was a little out of our price range. We did have dinner there two nights, and we took advantage of their dive boats to book an all-day snorkeling trip.

We thought that this sign was pretty funny.

Greg taking a nap on the boat. Brian, mom and I all took turns staying with Greg in the boat while the others snorkeled. We got rained on a bit, but overall the snorkeling was awesome!

For a kid who loves his bath so much, Greg wasn’t too interested in the water at the beach. He was very into the rocks and sand though!

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