Category: Cape York

Old Telegraph Track – Day Two

An easy day today. Just a short drive to Fruit Bat Falls for a pleasant swim and maybe a spot of lunch, then on to Twin Falls to set up camp. And a stunning start to it too. Coffee in bed, looking out over our ‘verandah’ watching the sun come up through the gum trees. …

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Old Telegraph Track – Day 1

Well, here we are. The big adventure bit of the trip to Cape York. Driving up the Old Telegraph Track. This is what Doc has been looking forward to. He’s in his element with this type of adventuring. Rough roads, creek crossings, sand. You name it, it’s up here somewhere. And it has a reputation.

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Early morning Chilli Beach

There’s something special about early mornings. I’ve already been for a walk along the beach and watched the sunrise. Magical. Despite this being a very popular tourist and camp site there were only a couple of other people on the beach. I guess for most people holidays include sleeping in. It was very peaceful. Sun …

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We’ve made it as far as Chilli Beach, our second detour off the highway. And a very welcome stop it is too. We had a late start from Coen after a big night at the Exchange Hotel. They advertise themselves (on their coldie holders at least) as “great beer, great food, great pub”, and they’re …

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This could be heaven or this could be hell …

There’s something about being on an isolated tropical beach that brings out the philosopher in me. With nothing to measure time but the sun, the moon and the tides there’s plenty of time to ponder the big questions in life. Have you ever thought that heaven and hell were the same place?

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Cape Tribulation – almost onto the dirt

We’re at Cape Tribulation. A day later than planned, but the delay was worth it. We did 1500k Gympie to Cairns in 2 days, then another day for the 100ks Cairns to Mossman. I guess it was an ambitious schedule to try to fit Daintree sightseeing into one day! If I start describing scenery I’ll …

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