Hello there! Work on the Climate Challenger is complete and so we took it out for a test run over the weekend from Lorengau town to Pere which is about a 25km trip. Along the way we encountered a 3metre sea swell but the canoe went smoothly despite some minor problem on the outrigger. It was fixed the next day. Work on Mbuke Islands’ canoe ‘Mbuke’ is progressing well. The crews are very excited and looking forward to the trip.
In Pere we interviewed some elderly people, the Chief, youth and women about the voyage. We also interviewed the wives of the crew members to get their thoughts on the trip. All are very supportive and wished all crews to return safely. It is not long to go now – we leave for the Pacific voyage on the 24th August, Manus Provincial Day.