Preparing for Cape York from Laura
Today I spoke to a couple of fellows who had just come down, today, from Archer River. They said that the road was good when they went up there two weeks ago but it has ...
Created: 09 Jun 2013 17:04
Bits and pieces on Cape York
Laura behind the Quinkan Hotel is excellent value - $14 per night for a powered site
Coen behind the pub - $5 per person and $5 for power
Created: 18 Jun 2013 20:21
CAPE YORK TRIP - 3.446km
Days 624 to 646
FACT: Bull Dust & Red Iron Dust gets into every orifice known to man!
FACT: Corrugations on the dirt roads equals a free washing machine ride in a 4WD!...
Created: 20 Jul 2013 15:13
A few photos from Cape York
I mentioned this sign in an earlier blog. Someone must have stood on the roof of a very high vehicle to add the 'no toyotas'!...
Created: 06 Aug 2013 22:18
Cape York or bust 2014
What is on your bucket list?
One of the must do before returning home ( To our maker) for me is driving to Cape York....
Created: 18 Sep 2013 09:40
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Bell Gorge 4 July 2012 Day 96
Reinvigorated from a coolish early morning swim at Manning Gorge we headed back down the Gibb towards Bell Gorge and the Silent Grove Campground. What a morning!...
Created: 01 Sep 2012 12:35
Burton's Perth to Cape York – Cape Leveque,...
Filling up at the BP Colac Roadhouse in Derby I’m amazed at the dynamics of the place. The BP is packed with locals cruising in old Brock type SS Commodores,...
Created: 02 Sep 2012 12:42
Burton's Perth to Cape York Lorella Springs to Mataranka 2-4 ...
The kids had a morning swim with Will and Lucy in the hot springs, surrounded by ferns, lush palms and a well kept grassed lawn....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 13:46
Burton's Perth to Cape York Mataranka to Darwin 5-13 June ...
It was only a short hop to Katherine up the crowded Stuart Highway. Long lines of caravans made it difficult to overtake, the grey gonads out in force....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 14:18
Burton's Perth to Cape York Darwin to Kununurra 14 -19 June ...
The drive to Litchfield was uneventful excepting for the caravans and campervans travelling at well below the speed limit....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 15:09
Cape York Peninsula
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WEDNESDAY 11 JULY Midway camp site lakefield THURSDAY 12 JULY lakefield np 5 mile creek camp FRIDAY 13 JULY As above SATURDAY 14 JULY Archer river roadhouse SUNDAY 15 JULY ...
Created: 11 Jul 2012 14:36
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Kununurra to Leycester’s Rest ...
A $1000 later and the problem with the Cruiser was not found. The guys at Argyle Toyota worked hard, changed all the fluids and essentially completed a 100,000 service,...
Created: 28 Jul 2012 09:43
Burton's Perth to Cape York – Amanda’s amazing food management
$600 on food may seem a lot. I thought I should expand a little on this and maybe our learnings will help others. Our food objective is to be totally self sufficient for four ...
Created: 28 Jul 2012 15:47
Joel & De’s Big Loop – 7. Cape York Peninsula
9th May 2012 – 23rd May 2012Heading out from Cooktown we head towards Laura via the Battle Camp Rd. We had to stop to avoid hitting a dusty longneck turtle crossing the road....
Created: 27 May 2012 14:46
Burton's Perth to Cape York Mt Surprise to Burketown 24-25 ...
Mild showers overnight, cloudy and distinctly not warm seemed ominous as we packed up. We chatted with a Caravan magazine writer with a distinctly caravan oriented world view ...
Created: 19 Jun 2012 12:17
Burton's Perth to Cape York Burketown - Lawn Hill 26-28 May ...
The bitumen south of Burketown was plagued with cows. They wandered indiscriminately all over the road staring belligerently at us with vacant brown eyes....
Created: 19 Jun 2012 12:27
Burton's Perth to Cape York - El Questro Emma Gorge 27 June ...
For our last day we drove back to the Gibb to visit our old friend, Emma Gorge. We have fond memories of the last visit when the kid’s were only 5 and 7 – they made it look ...
Created: 29 Jul 2012 17:24
Burton's Perth to Cape York - Home Valley to Barnett River ...
We were not unhappy at leaving Home Valley. The crowding, perpetual banging of toilet and shower doors, the cold water etc etc meant it was time to hit the road....
Created: 03 Aug 2012 20:27
Burton's Perth to Cape York Day 3 Mon 2 April 2012 Walga to ...
Quiet night, getting just a little cold in the early morning. The flies were out early, which got us moving to pack up. Did a lap around the Rock,...
Created: 09 Apr 2012 11:03
Burton's Perth to Cape York Day 4 Tue 3 April 2012 Gunbarrel ...
Beautiful morning, dawn chorus, strange birds singing, everything tinged with red. We're camped at the Gunbarrel Laager out the back on the red dry mud,...
Created: 09 Apr 2012 11:15
Burton's Perth to Cape York Day 9 Sunday 8 April 2012 Finke ...
A swim when you first wake up is a gift. Icy cold water blew away the last vestiges of sleep! On the way in tiptoeing over the painful river rocks and then through the course ...
Created: 09 Apr 2012 22:07
Burton's Perth to Cape York Day -17 13 March 2012 Preparation
The days are dragging…not really that long to go though! Two more jobs on the work calendar and then no more work for 4 months!!! :-)
Watching the weather with interest....
Created: 13 Mar 2012 17:39
Burton's Perth to Cape York Mt Dare to Oonadatta Day 12 - 11 ...
Flies are up early here motivating us to get moving. Cereal, wash, coffee and a refuel at $2.20 per litre. Bought the obligatory Mt Dare sticker and headed off towards ...
Created: 15 Apr 2012 14:35
Burton's Perth to Cape York Oonadatta to Muloorina Station ...
Lulu made an appearance to appear in a photograph in front of the famous Pink Roadhouse. She has been sulking lately, even a swim in Dalhousie didn't lift her spirits.
Created: 15 Apr 2012 15:13
Burton's Perth to Cape York Muloorina Station to Mungerannie ...
A quick pack up in the morning after a sound sleep avoided the worst of the flies as we took the track towards Lake Eyre South. Not a bad track,...
Created: 15 Apr 2012 15:48