Tag: Camping


Southern Africa – Day 38 – Spitzkoppe Campsite to Swakomund, Namibia

What a hot night- was so stuffy, it started off quite nice, then as we went to bed the clouds came in & trapped the heat! Then, this morning, it has become windy, cold & starts to sprinkle as we pack up – jumpers are bought out again. The landscapeRead More …


Southern Africa – Day 37 – Mowani to Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Once again, donkey boiler problems! I only had a luke-warm shower… We left the eerily beautiful landscape of the Twyfeltfontein area, of Damaraland, and made our way towards Spitzkoppe – a large mountain approx. 1740m high – and is referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia, due to its shape.Read More …


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 …


CAPE YORK – DAY 4 – Cooktown to Palmer River Gold Reserve

We packed up the tent in the rain, everything was wet.Yuck We travelled to The Palmer River Roadhouse where we had morning tea before making our way to Maytown. We drove thru the Palmer river. Maytown is a old gold town which has been abandoned. We walked down the main street,Read More …


CAPE YORK – DAY 3 – COOKTOWN

Today was a rest day. I went on a Crocodile Safari with my new friends, we sat in a small boat while the driver showed us some crocodiles in the river. We got really close to a baby one, but then Kayla moved and scared the croc, he jumped atRead More …


CAPE YORK – DAY 2 – Lion’s Den to Cooktown

Today we drove from The Lions Den hotel & were making our way to Cooktown. This was only a short trip. We stoped at Back Mountain which looks like someone has put big black heavy boulders on top of each other to make a mountain. The mountains are black granite,Read More …


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