Sunday, August 19, 2012

Narnia vs. Antarctica: Pictures from Ukarumpa

By The Missionary Sister

Under the White Witch, Narnia was always winter and never Christmas. Well, compared to Minnesota where Catherine and I grew up, Papua New Guinea is always summer and never winter!

Here is Catherine's first visit to Antarctica... oh wait, never mind, this was just taken outside our house.

Catherine even told me in her visit to Australia, she entered an air-conditioned car for the first time since moving to PNG, and she simply could not believe how unreasonably cold it was!

I'm always amazed by the summer-y beauty of PNG, so here are pictures from Ukarumpa, where Catherine has been living for the past several months as she works on various smaller assignments. (Click here to see where that approximately is. Poor Google Maps had a little meltdown when I tried to make it find Ukarumpa, so to keep it happy, I had to put it Kainantu instead, which is about 11 kilometers or 6.8 miles away)

The beauty of the area is truly magical. Maybe it's not so far from Narnia after all...

(As always, click on the pictures to see them a little larger.)