After meeting the ladies, we had lunch at Mr. Lee's house, near the airport. Mr. Lee was a Chinese chef who had been stranded in Niue in part of a work-permit scam (long story). He had been fishing the night before and presented us with a wonderful meal assembled from local ingredients. We couldn't stay as long as we liked, though, because our cargo was ready for pick-up and the customs office closed at 16:00, just like everything else.
That evening, we set up the BTS at the guest house to be sure nothing was damaged in shipping. After a visual inspection, we connected the unit to a battery, booted the CPU and then... not much. Asterisk was hanging on DNS because there was no real network to connect it to, so anything that relied on a SIP transaction was timing out. But unlike at Burning Man, we had Tim there and he knew how to fix it. A few minutes later, we placed the first-ever GSM call in Niue. Later that night, Tim made his own blog post, with some photos, too.