Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Bike, the Base, the Bird, and the Boat

During my recent visit to Pucallpa, I was reunited with my "moto". Having survived the trip down from the USA, I was able to put the bike together again and go for a few rides. As you will see from the "Base pictures" the road is dirt so a "dirt" bike, is a good thing to have. While it was expensive to ship the bike down to Peru, I have not seen another one like it or one in that good of condition for being 6 years old. I'm thankful to have it waiting for me in Pucallpa when I return in March.


The South America Mission flight operations are located about 20 minutes outside of Pucallpa. Since one of our planes is a float plane, we need access to water. The SAM base is located at the end of a dirt road that dead ends into a 2 mile long lake. Extra bonus points for telling me the make of the car we are driving in.


The hanger along with fuel storage, parts room, fix-it shop, and 5 houses for pilots and mechanics, are all in this one location. It still remains to be seen whether I will live out at the airbase or in town.


Returning from Sunday morning church service in Pucallpa, we stopped by a local food stand to pick up lunch. This parrot was happily chewing away on some nuts from a nearby tree. I'm not sure it can speak any Spanish but it was very accustomed to having people around him.


One of the ways to beat the heat and humidity is to go out on the lake and water ski. Although it was only my 3rd time on skis, I was able to drop a ski and get pulled around with just one.


Well that's it for this blog update. The only other thing to say is...

BYE.

6 comments:

Red said...

Is it cheating if I ask Christi for info on the vehicle in question? Heard about the flight -- that's totally sweet!!! and i really love the bike. Friends gave me motocross gear for Christmas... now the bike is the only thing lacking. And knowing how to ride. That would help.

Linda said...

Bonus point: is it a Land Rover? (Dad helped) :>)

Daniel said...

punk. You are having too much fun!

Julia Brinkerhoff said...

Is it a jeep? Great pictures! I love the shot coming into land...Nathan was telling me who lives where...and at the time we were only looking at the small picture and then he accidently clicked on it and it got WAY bigger...we got really excited. Thanks for taking the time to post...I love it! Praying for you alwyas.

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Ed said...

That square fender is a dead giveaway! Bub used to have a Land Rover. Do you remember? It was about the same color too, if I recall, however, his was constantly being worked on, much to no avail. It's great to see you taking a break from language studies.