Fourty Years Back

Fourty Years Back

by David

Hi Katrin.

I found your newsletters very informative, especially for the new comers first trip, however being an old school traveler to the Cape going back over 40 years has showed me just how popular the trip has become.

"Christ" it wont be long before it will have a bitumen road to the tip.

I was one of the lucky ones to visit the track less traveled long before the Wenlock river was bridged and before Telstra bulldozed alongside the old Telegraph track to lay their coax cable to the tip.

It was always my plan to revisit the Cape one more time before my time runs out.

Too bad so sad for the modern day top end travelers.

In all my visits to this paradise, I only left footprints and fish scales, sadly on my last visit 7 years ago some of the best over night camp sites resembled a rubbish tip.

So perhaps you may remind all whom venture to Cape leave foot prints only.

Kind regards David

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Jan 04, 2022
Hi David,
by: Katrin

Thank you!

Yeah, you got to experience the real frontier, unfortunately everything develops and the more people, the more trouble.

Thanks for writing your great memories,

it's a great read!

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