|We got married on
January 26th, 1963, in Seattle, Washington, and spent slightly over a
week in San Francisco and Fiji before flying on to Sydney, Australia.
There we bought equipment and medicines suggested by the other members
of the expedition, the Rappaports and the Vaydas, who had arrived in
New Guinea three months earlier. From Sydney we flew via Port Moresby
to Madang, where we were met by the Rappaports who had come out of the
mountains for a short break in their field work. They helped us buy our
food supplies and trade goods. We also arranged with Diczbalis, an
expatriate photographer from what was then Czechoslovakia, to process
the rolls of 35 mm. still film that we would send in from the field to
shop in Madang. After all the arrangements and purchases were made, we
chartered a four-seat Cessna for the 45 minute flight to Simbai...