And so it begins…
Well, it’s official, we are now full steam ahead on a journey which will see our little family relocate to Tembagapura, West Papua. Following a long, arduous process of recruitment, John has finally been notified of his deployment date to the PTFI Freeport Indonesia Grasberg Mine. He will be departing Australia on 10 November to start work as one of their Operations Managers.
Shortly thereafter, I will travel up there solo to conduct my site visit, find out where we will be living and to see for myself, this little piece of green on the top of a mountain in the midst of the West Papuan jungle that we are soon to call home.
I will then return back to Australia to pack up the house, gather up the kidlets and bid farewell to our friends and family before taking two plane rides and one helicopter flight to kick-start our adventure in a little place called Tembagapura…wish me luck!
Oh and here’s a snap from our pre-departure family photo session in one of our lovely local gardens, let’s consider it a ‘before’ shot shall we?
(See you later)