Photo Essay: The Journey to Ukarumpa
Inside the Kodiak:
Much of Papua New Guinea is mountainous and we flew between some of the higher peaks. Here is a village sitting on top of a mountain ridge.
On the approach into the Aiyura airstrip, we flew over the SIL Center. The duplex I’m sitting in to type this blog post is in the circle in the bottom right of the photo, in the top left of the circle.
The Center sits on a hillside in the Aiyura Valley. The valley floor is at about 5,000 feet, a mile up into the air. The hills and mountains around us are much higher. (Photo courtesy of Gabi Lagemann)
The climate is much cooler than than down at the coast, and none of the buildings here have central heat. Some mornings have been rather cold.