Another bl...dy Cape question.

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2003 at 14:30
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I'm heading up in June, from this forum looks like there will be a score of people up there as well. It's the first time for me, been as far as Cape Melville a couple of years ago but that's as far north. Info I'm after is 1. Since it will be well on the way to winter by the start of July when we return how cold will it be, will coats be needed? 2. On the way up which are the cheapest towns/spots to buy fuel, any I should avoid, I can get approx 700 klm per tank? 3. I notice most people say to walk the creeks before crossing, is it really worth it with the big lizards up there or is it generally safe at the crossings??? 4. Is it worth getting access and going into Shelburne Bay? 5. Anyone know the price of cabins at Shelburne Bay, may have to treat the Boss when we get there?

The last one I'll leave until it's closer to the date we leave (7 June) which is what's the weather like rain wise.

Thanks all.
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Reply By: Member - Julian - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 18:51

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 18:51
Hi Ray,
Sounds like a nice trip you have planned. Hate to upset you, but we are also planing a trip there at the same time.

Q1: Take a coat mate, you never know when you may need it.
Q2: Check out the fuel prices on this web site, verry informative.
Q3: Hmmm the final decision is up to you, but i would walk a crossing if the water was clear, no overhanging trees & not fast flowing or too deep.
Q4: Cant help you there im sorry.
Q5: Give them a call.

Check out Ron & Viv Moons book "CAPE YORK An Adventures Guide" (available from all good book stores or this web site) very informative.
PS. That was not a sales pitch.

All the best.
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:23

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:23
ray, weipa will have the cheapest fuel the mine brings it in from singapore.in july 2001 we paid 90c/ltr, coen and archer river and further north 1.14
watch the water its clear and deceptive, around the edges generally shallower than up the middle.
regards peter
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 08:02

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 08:02
As of 12/5 fuel in Weipa was 95.9 2c less than on the 30/4 so it is dropping all the time. In Atherton the other day it was 84.9
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:23

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 20:23
ray, weipa will have the cheapest fuel the mine brings it in from singapore.in july 2001 we paid 90c/ltr, coen and archer river and further north 1.14
watch the water its clear and deceptive, around the edges generally shallower than up the middle.
regards peter
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Reply By: Member - Geoff - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 21:53

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 21:53
Who's left to go in September with our crew, everyone is off in the winter, do you think the crocs will be hibernating so as they can feed on the spring travellers?? :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Topcat - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 15:47

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 15:47
Hi Geoff, don't know what state you are from but I will be up there in September so I'll look out for you. Give me some vehicle details.Have Wheels Will Travel
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Reply By: wal - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 09:22

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 09:22
Hi Ray
We should arrive early July it would be great if fellow site users could have get together, like in a have couple of cold ones. I'm like you a first timer and have a lot of respect for the snapping handbag.
regards Wal
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Reply By: Member - Geoff - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:33

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 20:33
Topcat, We are from Qld and I have sent an email to your home page regarding our vehicles, times etc. Be good to catch up with people with the same interests and share some good old aussie yarns and laughs. Geoff and Jen
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 10:43

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 10:43
Thanks for all the info, I hope it will be a trouble free trip.
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Reply By: Guy - Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 11:01

Monday, Jun 09, 2003 at 11:01
We are going on the 18 June 2003.
Do you want to come?
Look for our posting 5350 - 09 june 2003 in this forum
Guy
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