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This is an account of the lead up and journey to Kokoda in PNG. This trek has been on our dreams list and I know that Tanya and I will make it to the end. Stay tuned and visit regularly to see our progress.
May 3rd, 2009

We made it to Kokoda

After a 13 hour day walking our team made it into Kokoda. The last part of the trek was done with our head torches on, as Wade had said some 5 hours earlier at Isurava ‘if the diggers could do it so could we’, so we weren’t going to let the darkness stop us.  The pain in my feet couldn’t get any worse and I was in full discussion with Chooka as to what would be the first meal I would have when we got back to Brisbane… then we heard the excited squeals and yells of the kids in Kokoda running through the trees to welcome us in.  There was nothing more special then the kids giving us high fives and welcoming us into Kokoda…. that was truely amazing.

 

Belinda, Tanya, Jye and Pete at the Kokoda Plaque. We had made it.

Belinda, Tanya, Jye and Pete at the Kokoda Plaque. We had made it.

Tanya and Belinda the next morning. Yes we are still smiling.

Tanya and Belinda the next morning. Yes we are still smiling.

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One Response to “We made it to Kokoda”

  1. Murray Smith

    Hey guys great to see you all at kokoda! well done. Looking forward to catching up and swaping the odd photo or several!. Jai - don’t wait until you are 18, crack that sp now - you’ve earned it!

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