Hello again! We'll start with a quick update on the bridge situation. (See last week's post.) The old bridge has been removed, but they had to tear up the bank considerably in order to remove it. Some work is being done to prepare for a new bridge.
In the meantime, you have the option of crossing one of these homemade foot bridges
(for a modest fee, of course). [photo: Adam Boyd]
How are we planning to get supplies across the river? Check out this video below that Brian took this week. The owners of a local coffee plantation have rigged up this "Flying Fox" in order to transport their coffee to the warehouse. They have made an arrangement with our organization to allow us to use it for shipping our own cargo. Brian and another man went into town to test it out this week (that's when the video was taken), and tomorrow he will be going back to town with some others to unload and transport two 10-foot containers of food that are waiting on the Kainantu side of the river.
In other "news":
This bridge is part of a play structure at the primary school. Racing across the bridge is a must-do activity whenever we pick up Greg from preschool.
Caleb was helping me scout out good spots for taking portraits, as I had the opportunity to take family photos for a few friends this week.
And this is the view from my living room, as the smell of decking oil permeates the house. Re-finishing the porch steps and railings was another project that we really wanted to take care of before we leave.
That's all for this week!