We have now lived in Nabire for two years (with a little 18 month interlude in the U.S.). I have lived in this home longer than any other home during my married life. So, it’s home. Our little home sits on a little base near a little runway by the sea in Nabire, Papua, Indonesia.
These are things that we see everyday that perhaps I have never showed you before…
Ok, I admit, this is not really a “fair” picture to star out with because Elias and I do not see this everyday, but Nathan sure does! That’s the ocean ya’ll! The ocean. I never in a million years would have imagined that I would grow up to live so close to the ocean.
This is our water tower. Yep.
But you know what’s awesome about our water tower? It pumps water up from a deep, deep well. The water is clean and drinkable, right from our tap. Most people in Indonesia cannot boast the same thing. Clean water is a blessing.
An old basketball hoop.
The pondok. Elias and I sit under this pondok everyday. We have snacks, we do crafts, we swing on swings.
This is the basketball court and my laundry line in the background. The court gets really slippery when it’s wet and overgrown with moss and algae. My bruised tail bone has warned me to walk around it from now on when it’s wet. Elias sure does like to play in the giant puddle that forms on it after a good rain shower though.
The fuel gudang (gudang is the Indonesian word for warehouse, garage or storage place. Once upon a time, when only Cessna 206s were flown from Nabire, av gas was bought in drums and stored here. Now we store some random gas, diesel, left over av gas and who knows what else.
If you were a passenger on MAF, this is where you would come to check in. The old Quonset hut on the left is a WW2 remnant where all the cargo is stored. The other part of the building is where ticket sales happen, there’s a passenger waiting area and a bathroom.
So, there ya go! A little sneak peek into our everyday.