River Crossings?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 07, 2003 at 21:37
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Are there still plenty of river crossings on the way to Cape York?. I saw someone wrote about some new bridges? I am asking about the OTL....
I hope it hasnt been ruined...
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Reply By: peter - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 07:16

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 07:16
hi voxson, thre is now a bridge over the wenlock river,still plenty of water crossings, the rangers trim gunshot to make it passable for the majority, besides that it hasnt changed. the "real" otl starts north of the wenlock at palm creek and dont take the bypass road.
regards peter
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Follow Up By: Voxson - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 07:49

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 07:49
Thanks Peter. I had been raving on how good it was in 1998 to a friend and we have booked our holidays for July.
I wiould have looked like a nong if we got there and each river had a bridge.... hhehehe.. Thanks again..
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Follow Up By: Mikeys - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 15:15

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 15:15
voxson, can I quote part of my reply to fed's question yesterday.

"Just to soap-box for a minute, what ever you do, after you have made a crossing, stop in the shallows on the other bank and let the chassis full of water drain back into the river rather than cart it up the other bank which many people were doing. Many of the exits were buggered by water and vehicle erosion after the first person through wet the exit, making it slipperier for the next person who needed to gun it up the bank carrying more water and so on and so on."

As you have been there- done that before in '98, I hope you will agree with this procedure. Otherwise all the fun crossings might end up with bridges across them!

Have fun.


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Follow Up By: Voxson - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 21:31

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 21:31
Mikeys,,, I can definately appreciate your comment...
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Reply By: Tim - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 10:55

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 10:55
voxson - our last trip to the cape was in 2000 with no bridge on the wentlock - we've been on the cape 4 times and with the exception of 2000 we have never taken the bypass roads but we ran out of time and thought that wed drop back to cairns in one day (surely it cant be that hard!!!) - it took us 2 days and we rattled to death - my advice to any cape traveller is take the otl - regards tim - ps the water crossings and swims are one of the best parts of that trip
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Reply By: max_rockatansky - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 22:31

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 22:31
the answer is NO!!

i did a big trip in 2002

did all the remote areas too

crystal creek was the deepest we saw, not even headlights on a gu,

we even looked at doing the jardine for a bit of fun....

max
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