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Cape York News #065 - Rains in October, Last Events, Caravan Booklet with the Destination Guide
October 27, 2017

Hi everyone,

It's been a shock to get rains in October, which is supposed to be our driest month when we usually struggle with fires, not thunderstorms.

Whether that is an early Wet Season or just a one-off event, it will have some impact once the season really arrives.


In This Issue

• Rains in October

• Last Events of the Season

• Caravan Booklet with the Destination Guide

• Feedback Always Welcome



This is actually how it used to be.

It used to be that the early Wet Season thunderstorms started in October, but for the last 10 years it hasn't been the case.

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Storm clouds building over Kendall River Road.

It was something I definitely didn't count on when doing my yearly trip for the updates, as last year for example we didn't have a drop of rain before the day after Christmas.

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Rains on the PDR.

The weather predictions reported it more as a one-off pattern that was meant to hit further south but somehow ended up here, so chances are that this event will completely disappear and not return until the seasonal thunderstorms start.

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Roadsides in Oyala Thumotang national park.

But even if that is the case and it won't rain again for another month, the ground has had its first saturation from fairly heavy rains.

It will decrease its capacity to take in water and make the creeks and rivers to go up quicker once the seasonal rains are here


As the travelling season is wrapping up, there are not many events left.

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Cooktown Races.

This time of the year - in October and November, there are quite a lot of events in Cooktown - hog hunt, rodeo, barra comp, and races, which is coming up next. 


And last but not least - the Caravan Booklet is the next one on the plans :-)

destination cape york caravan


It should be ready in late February 2018, and - it will be available for you even if you bought the Destination Guide now, as the 2018 version is included in the price :-)


I really appreciate any kind of feedback on the Destination Guide.

Please let 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, and happy travels to those on the road!!

Have a great day :-)


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