Just a note from the Wet :-)
I mostly wanted to tell you that
Archer Point is going to get a national parks camping ground, so enjoy
it for FREE while you still can!
In This Issue:
• The Wet Is Steady
• Archer Point Camp Soon Not Free
• Updates on How the Updates Are Going
• Feedback Always Welcome
The Wet has been steady ever since it
kicked in, with a few sunny days in between the mostly rainy
ones, but also some beautiful stormy skies.
The rivers are up and the road north is closed, as you
would expect this time of the year.
It's also been really good fishing,
we've caught some big fish and lots of it just very lately, without
even taking the boat out. Mangrove jack, jewfish, garfish, reef shark,
lots of grunter (sometimes 2-3
big ones per night), even spangled emperor, and of
course barramundi - and the
barra season has just started!
Well, we have also spent more evenings fishing, but still, we used to
never have to freeze the fillets but it's now at that point :-)
The cyclone season has also been full
you would likely know from the news if you live in Australia, but for
the rest - it's been a lot of
tropical lows and about five cyclones
now, unusually many
compared to other years.
Mostly category ones so far, but Dylan was cat two
when it hit
the Whitsundays 10 days ago. Hoping
for the best for
the rest of the season, still a couple of months to go.
POINT CAMP SOON NOT FREE
And the news that first made me think of writing this newsletter - a ranger station is being built at Archer Point.
One of our most beautiful FREE camping
spots is getting under the
management of the national parks and the 'good' (NOT) old booking
system will apply.
I cannot blame them for making us to pay a few bucks. There has always
been a massive garbage container which is the only solution for rubbish
management on that site, and fair enough - it's not free for them to
It's just the fact that you have to plan and book it beforehand, which
is such a
pain on a Cape York trip.
A lot of FREE camp spots where we used
to camp now cost money or have 'no camping' signs.
A lot of the time this is due to people littering these spots, which
will obviously cost someone money to clean, so finally they get enough
You will help to keep
the FREE spots FREE by not leaving rubbish behind.
I always keep the Destination Guide updated on all the bush camping spots and whether they
are FREE or what applies.
Some start costing money but there are
always others ;-)
We get around a lot (during the right season), we love to find out
what's in the end of every track, so we
find them, and there will always be
enough of them for your trip in the Destination Guide :-)
TO THE WEBSITE AND THE DESTINATION GUIDE
I have been busy updating the website (I also update it as things
change but this time I do a page-by-page overhaul), and the
prices in the Destination Guide
will be the next (I cannot do it before April because the
operators will announce their prices for the year by 31.
A lot of people have been saying to me
that they are really looking forward to the new prices.
I want to say to you all that don't
worry too much about that.
Don't leave deciding on a place to
stay or visit until the updates are done - you can plan it now -
the prices between the different companies.
Just expect them all to
be a bit higher, but the price levels
in relation to each other between the different companies are very
unlikely to change.
No business will skyrocket their prices in one go, they all just put
them up a bit.
I really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and while using the
information once on the trip.
If you get any questions about
anything, please feel welcome to contact me.
That's all for this time - happy planning everyone :-)
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