We had a beautiful last leg of our journey – clear skies and tail wind.
Some interesting boats off the coast of an island in the Philippines
The last of the islands of the Philippines and a beautiful mountain range.
The first island we flew by in Indonesia – Pulau Morotai
Indonesia is a country of islands – over 18,000 islands
Pulau Morotai – Indonesia’s most northern remote island. In WW
II it became prominent when it was captured by the Allies and used to bomb Manila. Japanese famed Private Nakamua – retreated to this island and until 1973 did not realize that the war was over
A while later we came by these unexpected and breathtaking atolls
Pulau Numfor in the province of Papua
Pulua Nomfor was a site for conflict between the Japanese and Allied forces in WW2 and both sides had air bases here
More atolls – very thin strips of land surrounded by coral reefs
Marsh lands on Papua. West Papua is Indonesia’s largest and most eastern province. It is the least populated and most remote province in Indonesia.
Papua is a land of great diversity – with stunning beaches, huge stretches of marshlands, powerful rivers caring gorges, mountains and miles and miles of dense tropical forests.
The peoples of Papua can be divided into more than 250 sub groups. Communications has always been difficult here – so many different tribes have lived for the most part in isolation of even each other and so resulting in many different languages and an incredibly diverse mix of cultures.
The mountain range just outside of the airport of Jayapura – the base of M.A.F.. Sentani is the most eastern of Indonesia and borders Papua New Guinea.
Our last landing for this journey
Met with a wonderful M.A.F. reception and hospitality.
We are happy to arrived safely and sad to bid farewell to this trip. A journey that is beginning for this Kodiak and the people of M.A.F.
We pray for the Lord’s wisdom, courage and strength on this continued good work.
Thanks so much for following along with us on our 84.5 flight hours – 12 legs – over half way around the world in a Kodiak on floats.