1995 / February 1996 Peter
Flahavin / Rod Bellars
towards Kukum / Lunga Point
from Skyline Ridge memorial on the west
bank of the Matanikau River
never managed to get up there but I wanted to. I had seen 1970's pictures of the
wreckage on the beach from the US Naval base. We tried to drive up there in 1998
but the roads are still dirt tracks and we almost got bogged down. Nobody goes
there much, so we could not find anyone who knew a good route. The
Police Bomb disposal guys periodically take Ordnance up there and blow it up.
They have a 4 wheel drive vehicle though!
closest I got was half way up Kukum beach and half way between the Lunga
Lagoon and Ilu River. I would have walked to
the Point from there, but that meant wading and they told me there are
still some alligators in the water up there.
The best way
would be to hire a boat and go up there, but we did not have time.
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