And on the beach, there are some magnificent sunsets :-)
Art and Coffee Shop
Behind the supermarket is the Thupmul Art and Coffee Shop, run by a
young local family.
They sell some local indigenous
art, as well as coffee, milkshakes, frappes, sweets and more.
A bit further, down the beach,
is a camping ground.
It is a beautiful
beach, and the sunsets can be beautiful.
Boats can be launched off the beach, the reef is only 200 metres away.
And on a
quieter section of the beach, you
see a crocodile basking in the sun.
Bit of Umagico History
next to the oldest
community - Injinoo,
Umagico was first settled
Williams family, who wanted to live outside the Injinoo
Williams was working
for Frank Jardine from Somerset,
and was given a home here by Frank, with permission by the Injinoo
Later, in the late 1920s,
when the people of the communities of Lockhart
were forced from their home lands, they were given permission to settle
here by the Injinoo people as well as Jardine and Williams families.
Umagico means "black
headed python place", and another name often used is Alau, which was a
Williams family's name, and today is the name for the camping ground.
Today, about 300 people
call the community home,
and about 90% are Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders. Originally
mostly Aboriginal people, later there have also been additions
Moa and Badu
speak Lawlau and Yumplatok at home.
this 50 pages
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contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my vehicle-recovery-guy partner).
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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