But then we got called to pick up a pregnant woman in Lebuson. While turning around at the end of the strip to take off, we got that let-down feeling on the left side. It took a loooooong time, and a ton of work to get our Caravan un-stuck. By the time we got out I was covered in mud and soaked with sweat. It wasn't just me though. Half the village was there helping. Without them, we'd probably still be stuck! The good news is, we DID get the woman to Tarakan, and she should be o.k. So much for a light day though. :)
After we finally got un-stuck, everyone took a breather under the shade of the plane.
Below is a little video of one of the many times we pulled the plane. Trust me, 99% of the time I was in there pulling too. Really I was! :)