One of our favourite places is Kenilworth and just a short distance away is Little Yabba Creek. Overnight camping is allowed and a lovely walk through the rainforest accompanied by bird calls from the Whip Birds makes it enchanting. We were kept entertained by the resident Rooster chasing the Scrub Turkeys and the many Kookaburras.
Aug 23, 2018
Big day today, I had bought a new Dometic Harrier A/C to be delivered to our friends house on the Sunshine Coast, and today Brian and I fitted it to our caravan. It didn’t go without glitches, we had to remove The Winegard TV antenna as it was in the way by 100mm but once we did that the install was straight forward. We have a Satellite dish on the roof so local TV isn’t much of an issue, plus I now have space for another solar panel. A HUGE thanks to our mate Brian Fox who without his quiet patience level the job would have turned into a F%#%%% pain.
|The old air conditioner had popped a pipe, probably an easy fix and re-gas would have fixed it|
|Brian is able to look up, lucky man|
|A wash before we started would have been good|
|Who said i had a big head ?|
|The Winegard TV antenna needed to come off, so a patch had to be made|
Aug 17, 2018
Called in and stayed the night at BushTracker mates Michael and Sue’s property fronting Lake Tinnaroo, what a stunning place to live. A fun night had by all, in the early hours we were woken by Curlew’s but an hour or two later we were greeted with the more pleasant sounds of other bush birds singing their morning choruses, Dozens of Roo’s and wallaby’s grazing down by the waters edge. Brolga’s flying overhead in formation. Before leaving Michael gave us a guided drive around the Lake and dam wall. Thanks folks much appreciated.
Aug 12, 2018
Cape York done and dusted, and plenty of dust there was. Overall I was not impressed with the trip to the tip, the PDR was a boring corrugated dusty road with very little eye attraction. We did like Weipa and Seisia and in particular the 3 Island Tour, the entertainment at Bramwell Station was good, the meal average. The Tip was ‘form an orderly queue’ with 40 - 50 others to get the photo, Am I glad I went? Yes Would I go again, No, but never say never.
|Camp for the night, approximately 4 kilometres off the PDR Road|
|A very nice Billabong beside us, we didn't spot any crocodiles here but we didn't bother going for a swim|
Coming down we called into Cooktown for two nights and then down to the Lions Den Hotel for a night where we left the vans and drove down to Daintree via the Bloomfield road. It was a fun interesting drive with more rainforest than we saw on the entire Cape trip. With very steep gradients and lots of twists and turns we were happy we took the advice of others and left the vans. Vickie spotted a large Saltwater Crocodile in the water on the way down and we stopped to see if it was still around later in the day which it was, it was a decent size. Upon getting back to the Lions Den we had a very nice Pizza for tea.
|The Lions Den|
|Daintree North Queensland|
|Australian Snapping Lizard|
|The Croc was on the sandbar in front of the yacht|
Aug 10, 2018
After travelling to the tip we left Seisia and went back to Bramwell Junction. The plan was to leave the vans and travel the Old Telegraph Track to check out Gunshot, there was a few vehicles having a play at the different river crossings, all of which were dry. At Gunshot no one was tackling the Big One with everyone taking the Chicken Track, we did the same. All in all, it wasn’t too exciting, same type of 4WD stuff we did 20 years ago a lot closer to home. After watching a few vehicles we decided to drive on further to Elliot Falls on the Bamaga Road instead of doing it the following day, we got within 30k and came across an old boy with a broken axle on his caravan so we took his details and headed back to the Bramwell Roadhouse so they could organise a flat top truck to get it. No idea what happened after that but he may have had to wait a day or so for help to arrive.
|The Chicken Track by-passing Gunshot|