It’s safe to say the Coast to Coast Challenge is probably the greatest adventure I’ll ever go on. The 284 kilometre bike and hike from Buna on the North Coast to Port Moresby on the South Coast exceeded all my expectations.
From bucketing rain to intense humidity / heat, steep climbs to never ending descents, 04.00am rooster wake ups, 12 hour hiking days (which on one occasion turned into 14 hours), tasty ‘home’ cooked meals, the most beautiful PNG locals and Fuzzy wuzzy angels, highs / lows, services to pay the diggers our respect, push ups, singing, chafe, blisters and double cheekers. Its impossible to put into words how truly enriching and humbling this experience was…in so many ways!
Big thanks to Greg Chamberlain for sharing with us the important history of Kokoda. Your knowledge, passion and empathy for what occurred in 1942 is second to none.
And to Mae, Chase, Doug, Tim and Viv for your ‘express friendships’ and entertainment along the way. It was a pleasure to share this experience with you.
I’ll most definitely be back. Country roads, take me home…..