Mid afternoon another two trekkers arrived from a Qantas flight and found themselves joining the others at the Yacht Club. Trekkers were then picked up at 8pm for a briefing and early night in readiness for today.
It was another early morning rise for these trekkers as it was decided last night that rain or shine they wanted to start early and get on the track. They were informed to be ready by 6am when a bus would pick them up and drive them out to Owers' Corner the drop off point.
I turned up a few minutes after 6am and they were all sitting inside the bus so no PNG time for these guys, they are definitely disciplined. Pat then joined them on the bus and they were soon off on the climb up Snake road heading firstly to Sogeri then to McDonalds Corner and finally Owers' Corner.
I told them not to get too attached to the boys walking with them as they were only helping out to get them on the track early. Their real team were to travel into Port Moresby on one of our charter flights this morning and were to play catch up. Tomorrow morning the Sogeri boys will return to their homes and our Kokoda boys will walk with them to the finish line under the archway in Kokoda.
Trekkers in this group include:
- Jason Schutt
- Brendan Joyce
- Fletcher Joyce
- Mark Nicholas
- Pat Vainirere (Guide)