Day #28 – Grayling

0718Imre got a ride on the back seat of an ATV to get to the airport, that was 2 miles from the village. The man had already left when Imre learned that his flight was canceled because of the storm. Luckily someone else had brought a letter to mail (as the flight also works as a postal service) and was willing to give Imre a ride back to the village.

Imre had already gifted his tent and mattress to someone, so the villagers offered him a bed in a storage room of the tribal center. He could even take a shower. He also had the opportunity to learn more about the natives. He has talked to about 30-40 people so far, which is about 20% of the population.

It takes 4 (!) flights to get from Grayling to Anchorage. The first three flights are provided by the same airplane (a Cessna) that goes from village to village. Some passengers stay on board, one or two might get off or on. The first flight takes only 5 minutes, the second is 15 minutes. Just like a very small bus! A slightly bigger airplane takes passengers to Anchorage.

Imre was very disappointed that he was stranded waiting for another day. We sincerely hope that the flight won’t be cancelled tomorrow.


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Peter and Janos Kabai crossing the US on bicycles to promote the Blind Judo Foundation
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1 Response to Day #28 – Grayling

  1. blindjudo says:

    What patience to endure all that has been reported and then to have to wait after determining it’s time to go home. Your family will be overwhelmed to have you back. Your commitment to the task at hand is something you should be proud of. I know everyone associated with the Blind Judo Foundation is very proud and honored to know and associate with you.

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