Time for a road report
as the Dry Season approaches and more people
start coming up soon.
The Wet Season
has been very poor this year, which makes it easier than usual for early
season travellers :-)
And the website is now mobile friendly as was promised.
In This Issue:
• A Poor Wet Season
• Road Report
• Site Mobile Friendly as Promised
• Feedback Always Welcome
time from January until now we
have been waiting for the start of the proper Wet
And as I write on the last day of the official Wet Season, we have not
really had one.
There have been some
periods, often not longer than a week,
particularly closer to the beginning of the year.
But in the later months almost the only time we had proper rains was
rest of the days, very
often our Wet Season skies looked like on the
photo below, which obviously we didn't mind, but it made
of the peninsula
also had a drier than normal year
I hear from Weipa and every other place I ask - and even
(which, being in the Wet Tropics, is supposed to have more rain than
The cyclone scene also
seems to be changing,
it was already old news that severe cyclones were extremely rare only
Larry in 2006 and Yasi in 2011, Ita in 2014 ... but this year - Marcia
Lam Cat 3, Nathan Cat 4, Olwyn that reached Cat 3 at one stage, and
Quang off the coast of
Exmouth is Cat 4 as I write,
we do wonder what
the future years have to bring.
about the climate change, but what does this mean for travellers?
Well this year it
definitely means that Cape York is dry and open earlier
than in a normal year :-)
The road report
is pretty good:
Mulligan Highway to Cooktown is open, but the Battlecamp Road and
Lakefield National Park are still closed.
Road to Weipa is open, as well as the road to the Tip.
The road to Mapoon
(with a few potholes).
are open, Vrilya Point is closed.
Old Telegraph Track
is adventurous, but people are getting through, not
meaning they are doing every crossing though, as there are bypass
The road to Lockhart
River is open.
The road to Port Stewart
is open, CREB Track
is closed, which is not a surprise
(being in the Wet Tropics and
steep it usually opens later in the year).
The roads to both Pormpuraaw
are open and even the track between the
two (which is
a surprise for this time of the year!).
Burke Developmental Road
is open but a little chopped up from vehicles
having gone through when it was wet and boggy.
BITS AND PIECES
Mt Carbine Roadhouse
is open again since it burned down in late 2013.
Cooktown has a new wharf (some miss the old wooden one on the photo
if you come to the town, please check out our beautiful new additions
the Anzac Park, some freshly painted, others freshly created, as part
the preparation for the ANZAC
Day celebrations this year.
MOBILE FRIENDLY AND FAULTS
The website is mobile
friendly as promised,
and while I am still fixing bits and pieces (everything that doesn't
look perfect on the mobile screen will be fixed), you can now read
it on your mobile phone.
back issues page was also broken lately, that has also been
I really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and
while using the
information once on the
If you get any questions
anything, please feel welcome to contact me.
That's all for this time - happy planning!!
Have a great day :-)
P. S. If you cannot see the photo banner in the top of this page,
instead of photos you only see photo texts, and
instead of links you see url addresses throughout the text, you are
using email software that only reads text.
Consider getting an email account with Yahoo or others that can read
remember to change your email
address, which can be done in the end of