After an early wake up we are ready for the day, topping up with water on the way out of camp.
The weather is fine again, and we march through the abundant jungle.
The green vine covering the path was apparently introduced by the Japanese during the war to provide some food.
Peter looking remarkably cheerful during the interminable climb.
A glimpse across the valley.
Peter with Gibson, the history expert who accompanied us on the track and doing his share of carrying stores.
Higher mountains ahead
Suddenly we are in the middle of a village - time for a nice cool soft drink which all seem to be 7 Kina along the track (about £1.75) - worth every penny!
The humidity is still high but as we get higher it reduces slightly.
It seems strange to see plants like these on the track, available only in garden centres as house plants at home
Our first and largest memorial to the Australian/PNG troops lost in battle
The memorial at Isurava.
Having moved on it is time for lunch.
On again through the jungle now hot from the afternoon sun
The site of a field hospital.
A quick well deserved break
Easy to turn an ankle on this terrain
Easy does it!
Our stop for the night is ahead but first there is the inevitable steep descent to the valley, a river crossing then the climb up again.
I wonder how heavy that lot is? She has at least two bags, one full of sweet potato and the other fire wood.
Phew, an afternoon rest before dressing for dinner!
This tastes very good! After dinner an early night when the sun has gone down.