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Cape York News #092 - Weather and Season, Rivers Rising, Doggie Guide Updated
January 31, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope the New Decade is treating you well :-)

It's been a mostly dry month up here, until this week - a very late start of the Wet season this year.

The Doggie Guide has been updated and new info added about the new Doggie cafes and restaurants, what ticks we have up here, and what you should do about that.


 In This Issue

• Weather and Season

• Rivers Rising

• Doggie Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



This time last year we had had almost two months of almost constant monsoonal rain. Not only that, even two cyclones by now.

Sorry 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).

This year, we have been lucky to get a storm, at least up in the Northern Peninsula Area (and not until Thursday this week - 30. January, did we have a proper rain that actually started feeling like proper monsoonal rain for the first time).

2020 wet season bamaga

This Thursday - the first monsoonal looking day in Bamaga

We have seen that Weipa has had more than us, plus - particularly during this week, the south eastern Cape and Cairns have had enough rain to cause local flooding.

2020 wet season northern peninsula-area

This Thursday - the first monsoonal looking day in Bamaga

So first, Laura River came up this week (seven metres), but we are now also hearing that McLeod and Archer are rising, and Weipa may get cut off by the rising Myall Creek.

2020 wet season npa

This Thursday - the first monsoonal looking day in Bamaga

So, down in parts of the peninsula it has been raining more than up here, but even there and in the Cairns area, the big rains only arrived in the last week or so.

2020 wet season tip of cape york

This Thursday - the first monsoonal looking day in Bamaga

It will be interesting to see what this season will be like and I will keep you updated (I don't mind being cut off at all, because this time of the year, I focus on getting as much work done in the office as I can).


So, the Doggy Guide 2020 is out, with everything that has changed since last year, updated.

The things that were added on top of that, were - Doggie friendly cafes and restaurants, and - which ticks we have up here, and how to prepare your fur child for them.

destination cape york dog supplement

If you already have the Doggie Guide that you bought within the last two years, please give me an email and I will send you the latest version :-)

If you don't - the Dog Guide (just like the Caravan and Trailer Guide) is a supplementary guide to the main Destination Guide, and available inside the main guide (because of the amount of updating work involved, no other way would be viable). 


Also for a present for the coming Valentine - you can buy the Destination Guide as a gift card here :-)

destination cape york gift card

And last but not least - sorry for a mistake in the last newsletter - where 2019 should have been 2020 in one headline (the 2020 Edition was out, not the 2019!), it was fixed shortly after but went first out faulty in the emails).

destination cape york


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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