Tuesday 17 April

A long day today. A flight delay early this morning, plus two punctures in the truck to Kokoda meant there was a big delay to the start. After finally arriving at Kokoda they headed to Kokoda village to the meet the local villagers and they were introduced to their local porters and support staff.

After inspecting the remarkable Kokoda museum, monuments and memorials the hiking started and that first hill got many by surprise. It was a hot day (high 30's) and the group are relieved to have the first day over with and the trek that they have been preparing for is finally underway.

They are now enjoying the spectacular views over the Kokoda valley on their first night on the track.




Dale Scarfe