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Cape York News #069 - The Wet Is Here, the Dog Guide Has Been Updated
January 26, 2018

Hi everyone,

The Wet Season is well and truly here with some good amounts of rain so far, and the coming season is predicted to be a heavy one, so we are expecting the PDR impassable a lot of the time.

Below is the latest on the weather and the road, plus the Doggie Guide has been updated.


In This Issue

• The Wet Is Here

• Doggie Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



Things changed since the sunny pics in the December newsletter - the first week of January brought the first proper rain, and that night was the turning point.
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Streets of Bamaga, January 2018

Following were many nights with heavy thunder and lots of rain, and it has since been overcast and rainy almost every day.

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Streets of Bamaga, January 2018

While the first weeks were mostly like a typical 'early wet' with thunderstorms, during the last couple of weeks or so it has gradually turned more and more into the monsoonal, proper wet season rains.

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Streets of Bamaga, January 2018

The north of the peninsula has probably had more rain than the central and south (at least what we hear and have noticed on satellite images), but even the rivers further south are already going up and down and taking turns in cutting off the PDR.

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Streets of Bamaga, January 2018

Above average rainfall has been predicted for February and March, and all in all this season is predicted to be a heavy one with lots of rain (what sounds a lot more than in the previous few years at least), and five cyclones to the Queensland coast.

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Streets of Bamaga, January 2018


While it's raining outside I get a lot of work done in the office, so I never slowed the pace down after updating the (2018) Destination Guide, and have now updated the Dog Booklet, plus added more information, particularly on the subject of (and where are) the poison baits. If you already have the Doggie Guide, please give me an email and I will send you the latest version :-)
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In the next months there will be new booklet guides for bringing your trailer and bringing your caravan
- and just like the dog guide, both are supplementary guides to the main Destination Guide (because of the amount of updating work involved, no other way would be viable).


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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