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Cape York News #097 - Borders and Businesses Opening, Fresh Road Report
July 03, 2020
As many of you already know, our borders are finally opening, the local businesses are opening, and I do have the latest road report :-)
• Borders and Businesses Opening
• Latest Road Report
• Website Upgrade and Destination Guide
• Feedback Always Welcome
So, with the Queensland Government announcing this week that the state borders will open on the 10. July, and the Cook Shire Council opening its borders today, 3. July, the local businesses are busy getting ready for opening their doors.
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The 24hr road block between Mt Carbine and Palmer River Roadhouse
The earlier Cape York events will remain cancelled as it was decided before, but some of the ones later in the year might happen, I will do my best to keep you updated on that.
Laura to Musgrave
He said that the road could have been worse, meaning less corrugation than would have been created by tourist traffic by now in the other years.
But it doesn't mean it's great, he said it's average to poor in places, they have fixed enough but it has not been graded except some very short sections mainly north of Laura.
Musgrave to Coen
He said it's good enough as long as you don't go too fast and you slow down in dips, as there are rougher sections.
As expected it's not the 'post-wet-season-bad' as we didn't have a big wet season - while Covid gave us something to talk about, you may have noticed that there were hardly any cyclones!
Coen to Archer
He said that the Coen to Archer section was lot better than it used to, they got rid of a lot of rocks (and increased sealing in 2019 as many of us know).
Bamaga turnoff to Bramwell (Telegraph Road)
He said that the best part was north of Archer - the Telegraph Road and the Bypass Roads.
Sorry for the quality of the photos which were taken with the phone and with our current extremely bad to almost non-existent internet reception - downloading was impossible so the only thing that worked was low quality screen shots.
While it might be handy to know about
the unusually bad internet / phone reception (they are fixing it), it's interesting that downloading can be very hard while uploading has worked - meaning my website upgrading project has continuously been going really well :-)
If you buy now, 2021 and 2022 editions are included in the price, and you will get these for free as soon as they are out :-)
FEEDBACK ALWAYS WELCOME
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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