A week to go for cape trip

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 21:45
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Only a week to go till i head off for a bit of a wander over to cape york area from here at useless loop via woodleigh-byro rd,meekatharra,marble bar,gary junction rd,the alice,plenty highway,mikinlay,kynuna,normanton,dunbar,accross the mitchell at whrotham park,palmerville,laura,up the top.
Then heading down the coast to mackay to catch up with an old mate,then to burrum heads to have a look around.
Returning via roma,charleville,,quilpie,eromanga,noccundra,arrabury,bedourie,boulia,alice then sandy blight rd to great central rd to laverton and then home.
Am traveling pretty light this time,swag,tuckerbox,engel,camp stretcher under the canvas awning that velcro's on the side of my tojo utes canopy.
This will be 4th time to the cape and i will be solo till i meet some mates who are heading up to the cape from bairnsdale.
I have heaps of time and will be just poking along.
May bump into some of you along the track,

cheers, sparra.
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Reply By: braggy - Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 10:25

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 10:25
Sounds like a great trip sparra,
but take the wooly undies for some cold nights on the way over and back

We just came thru Mitchell, -3 in the morning at 7.30

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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 21:07

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 21:07
Jeez ken,that is a bit fresh, thanks for the heads up.

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Reply By: phasar - Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 19:24

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 19:24
g'day Sparra

I too will be doing a cross country trip next week, Steep Point to Byron Bay.
I was wondering which would be the best route between Woodleigh and Meekatharra.
From Meeka we carry on to Wiluna and the Gunbarrel.

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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 21:15

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 21:15
G'day Peter,i usually go woodleigh to byro,thru milly milly to berringarra then to mt gould and to meeka from there, not a bad run.

hope ya have a good trip on the gunbarrel and all the way to byron

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Follow Up By: phasar - Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 21:37

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 21:37
Thanx Sparra.
You have a good trip too.

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 14:13

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 14:13
The new crossing at Dunbar/Kooltah is awesome and the roads to the Cape road are in excellent condition, we just did it, saved us heaps of K's and time, some "track" stuff but we have a stock std 105 and camper and not a prob for either, still have the spare slung under as well ..
The Cape road is crap, some work happening now
Have fun
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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 21:40

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 21:40
G'day joe n mel ,thanks for that info,will probably go that way now,i'm pretty flexible with the itinary.
By the way ,what area of the cape will you be working.,may run into you. i last saw your old dual cab in carpark of maccas or maybe kfc in the alice 3 or 4 years ago.

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 22:26

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 22:26
Hey that would have been us, sold it to a guy in Cairns, awsome vehicle and very reliable but time to up grade as kids are getting bigger and the 105 a tad better to steer .....
We are working at Mapoon, 100klms north of Weipa and yep i would go it to, nice trip and the river would be a nice spot to spend a few days on camping ...
Have a good trip
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