Another pretty decent day here in Timika despite hearing the news of no flights again today into Basecamp. Not much we can do but stay positive for another try tomorrow morning. It will be our 7th and last chance to fly in to Basecamp tomorrow. I’ll let you no how tomorrow goes but we will either be flying into Basecamp or will be catching a flight back to Bali to wrap up the trip. Thanks for following along on this wild adventure!
Well, we are still in Timika with another day down of what has now become routine! The spirits are high though and today ended up being another fun day even though we didn’t fly to Basecamp. We headed out for lunch today at another great restaurant on Chinese New Year day. After lunch a couple of us played golf while others walked, ran, read, and relaxed for the afternoon before finishing up the day with a Buffett dinner at the Golf Club. A little funny to write those sentences as playing golf and hanging out in Timika for close to a week was not really in any of ours thoughts when we arrived last Sunday. We have two more chances to fly to Basecamp before the end of the trip. So, we will continue our routine and hope for clear weather again tomorrow morning.
Everyone here says hello to all the friends and family following along on this expedition!
Goodnight from Timika!
We started another groundhogs day today by again heading to the airport early in the morning and waiting for the clouds to clear in the mountains before getting the “no go” decision again for our fourth day:-). Luckily we have a very patient team here that continue to stay positive with the disappointment. We are making the best out of our situation and continue to eat good food and explore Timika in our down time. Today we had lunch and then walked around the local market in Timika seeing all kinds of fruits, vegetables, clothes, and everything else you can imagine being sold. The people here are friendly and welcoming have been great hosts. Tomorrow morning we will be ready again by 5:30am to head to the airport and hope that the clouds clear! Thanks for following along on this expedition! We are keeping busy, having great conversations solving many other the problems of the World but still keeping hope that we will soon be in Basecamp ready to climb to the top of Carstensz Pyramid.
Talk to you soon!
Fantastic expedition. Everything one might ask for from hair raising flights to jungle bushwhacking to cliff hanging. Full-on adventure. Excellent guides. And an unforgettable experience.