Way Back in 1974
 

Way Back in 1974

by Paul
(Ottawa, Canada)

Hi Katrin,

Way back in 1974, I journeyed from Brisbane up to Cooktown, then inland up to the Archer River.

My buddy and I were driving a 10 year old VW Beetle not modified in any way.

The bowl dust in the Archer River "gully" became an impassable barrier.

We turned around at the point and made our way to Ayers Rock. We had Weipa as our original destination to take advantage of the available jobs.

Any ways, looking at you publication, it would have been a real asset to have and might have saved us from daily breakdowns. What you have created is a real asset for future travellers in your neck of the woods.

As a measure of how unique and wonderful the Peninsula is, I remember every bit of it 46 years later.

I am writing a "travelogue" to explain my collection of slides and photos from this trip, all the details are being recovered from my strong memories of that corner of the world.

Paul in Ottawa, Canada

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Hi Paul,
by: Katrin

Thanks for writing :-)

Impressive to do it in the unmodified 10 year old VW Beetle almost half a century ago!

Thanks for the feedback, it's so much easier to do these days, but that said it's still mostly unsealed and corrugated, and it's still one of the last frontiers for the adventurous and i love it as much as you do :-)

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