Safe and Sound
Dear Friends of the Choates,
The email system that we use with teams in the village is no longer working. Both the regular and the backup modems are inoperable at the moment. That means that you should not expect to have regular contact with/from the Choate family until they return to Honiara in April. That being said, I will try to post updates for them so you can know how things are going for them.
If you would like to contact them, you can do so by writing directly to their email addresses. They have given me permission to pass along emails to them via the radio. You could also write to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass along your email to them via the radio.
Now, for the update:
The Choates traveled out to their village on the MV Kosko. It was their first time to travel to their village on this ship. A nice feature that this ship has, is that they own a warehouse so you can take your cargo down a couple of days before departure and the crew will load it on the boat. This means that you don't have to fight the crowds at the wharf as you try to load your cargo on the boat.
The day they left, they had smooth seas and a cloudy sky. Those are the best conditions for boat travel. When they arrived in their village a motor boat made several trips back and forth to the ship shuttling them and their cargo to the shore. They are settled in and unpacking.