Month: July 2011


CAPE YORK – DAY 9 – WEIPA Rest Day

We had a mine tour at 8.30. We went to the  Andoon mine, we saw belly dumpers and tippers digging up the bauxite which is what they make aluminium out of, it looks like small red pebbles. We crossed the largest single lane bridge in the southern hemisphere to getRead More …


CAPE YORK – DAY 8 – WEIPA

We had cane toads at the tent.. We are still in Weipa, as It is a rest day so we didn’t get up too early. We had a look around town, it wasn’t very big. Went in the pool for another swim & had an ice cream We stopped andRead More …


CAPE YORK – DAY 7 – MUSGRAVE to Weipa

Early morning start in the rain again ! We crossed the Great Dividing range 270m elevation. A kookaburra nearly flew into the car. We stoped at Archer River Roadhouse for morning tea, then we went down to the river for a swim & some of the others tried to catchRead More …


CAPE YORK – DAY 6 – LAURA to Musgrave

We left early in the morning, the roads were still very dusty and rough. We saw 2 Brolgas on the side of the road. We stoped at a place called Kalpowar Crossing for morning tea, this is where we should have camped last night. we crossed the Normandy river,  ThereRead More …


CAPE YORK – DAY 5 – PALMER RIVER to LAURA

I got up early as it wasn’t raining & went fishing but didn’t catch anything. We packed up and were headed for Hells Gate which we were told only horses could get thru.  The roads here were very rocky and there was lots of red dust, the trees on the sidesRead More …


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