Yes - these newsletters
were always irregular, so that's why a
newsletter a week after the last one!
While the usual aim is
to get one out once a month - if something 'big' happens like the CREB
two months early - I am not going to wait until
the next month to tell you :-)
Below is also a report
from Bypass Roads, and - the Destination Guide
In This Issue:
• CREB Track Open
• Bypass Road Report
• No More Updates in the Destination Guide in 2018
• Feedback Always Welcome
TRACK IS OPEN
So while in most years I write the CREB
Track opening into a newsletter in July or even August
(and even have its late opening noted in the book) - the track actually, and very
surprisingly, opened in late May this
that some wrong-doers have made this needing a mention: These
newsletters are subject to the Law of Copyright - the only way to
legally spread them is a link to this page or a proper Facebook share
(cropping text and photos out of it to use them to build one's own
Facebook post is ILLEGAL).
obviously tries to open this track as early as they can each year,
but being in the Wet Tropics, it is not always so easily done.
When they manage to open
on the recent weather
and how wet the (late) wet season was, and definitely if there were any
cyclones that year (Cyclone
Ita and Cyclone
Nathan definitely delayed
the track's opening by many months in 2014 and 2015).
REPORT - BYPASS ROADS
We have also been down the Bypass
Roads, so here is a little report about their current condition.
The Southern Bypass has
some sections that can still be wet, mainly around the
Billy turnoff - it often rains in that area.
Both southern and
northern Bypass are mostly pretty smooth with very little
- as always in the beginning of the season.
And there is always that
one exception - the northern end of the Northern Bypass, just south of Jardine Ferry, has
the worst corrugations, as you often find also in the
other times of the year.
NO MORE UPDATES IN THE DESTINATION GUIDE IN 2018
- if you are coming up
this year, it's a brilliant time to grab a copy of the Destination Guide :-)
There will be no more
updates this year, and I am hearing back from lots of
people about how happy they are with it.
While I have not had the time yet to put in the 2018 feedback, in the below link is what people
have said in the years before:
And there is also feedback
on the sales page:
It always makes my day
and warms my heart, as
I choose to write about one place that I know inside out (instead of
raking in from covering many destinations but not really knowing the
ins and outs).
The living AND travelling it, and
always putting in the hours to do everything properly, is what makes it unique and
Remember there are also
the Doggie and the Caravan Guide with their own local
both found inside the
case you have an older version of the full Destination Guide
Doggie Guide is only in there since 2017 and the Caravan Guide since
2018 and if you want to get one or both of these), or if you
simply have not updated
Guide - you better travel with the latest one, so let me know and I
will send you the latest version
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
If you get any questions
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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