Timing of Cahills Crossing Arnhem land

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 11:47
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Can anyone advise as to the time difference with low tide on Cahills Crossing to that of Darwin. Some research says add 5 hours and other up to 9.25 hours.
Appreciate any help, we want to put the final touches to our trip plan.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:49

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:49
Red Power

About 2 hours plus

Go have a look here Site Link


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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:01

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:01
Hi Willem, I got sidetracked so you beat me to it. How goes the laptop/gps saga?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:14

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:14
Hi Fred

Pretty much ironed it all out. Just had to get the stagnant grey matter working again. Even managed to store some waypoints on the PDA this morning. Laptop to GPS still remains a problem but I am not going to spend more money on it.

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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:57

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 12:57
Go to this site; it does take a little getting used to, but you can work out a reasonably accurate time for most locations.


http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/tides/
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Reply By: tonysmc - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:24

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 13:24
Try this.

http://tide-times.com.au/localtime_NT/Kakadu_Region/Other/East_Alligator_River_-_Cahills_Crossing.html


Works out about 5 hours 15 minutes. However when you have a big tide the incoming water will start flowing over the crossing hours before it is actually high tide.
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 14:40

Thursday, Mar 05, 2009 at 14:40
It varies between 4.5 to 5.5 hours, however if the tide is 6mts + what ever is over the 6 mtrs is over the Xing, I wouldn't cross the xing with more than .5mtr of water as it is possible to get washed off.

At the minute it is about 1.8 mtrs above and closed, and will be for another 8 to 10 weeks at least.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Red Power - Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 10:19

Friday, Mar 06, 2009 at 10:19
Thanks, I have the tide predictions for Darwin for 31st july and by my calculations we would need to be at the crossing by 11am to be ready for the lowest flow. What are the roads like to the crossings, we were planning to camp the night before at katherine, but thinking now we should move onto ? Pine Creek to get us at the xing by 11am.
All help is appreciated as we are first time travellors to Arnhen land.
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Margaret
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