I know it's too late to say Happy New Year, but I still wish you a
really good 2014!
It's this time of the year again when
more newsletters will happen.
In the end of the year I am quiet with them because the season
has finished, there is not much interest before the New Year when
everyone starts planning for the new season, and as I have said before,
I am not going to try to push a regular newsletter through the low
season for the sake of it - so I use that quiet time of the year to get
out to the tracks myself :-)
Now that the new season gets closer
we'll all be excited to know when does the Wet Season end, and when do
the tracks open again.
Well so far I can say at least the
Wet has now started!
In This Issue:
• The Wet Season Has Started
• A Few Plans for the Year
• Guide Book Feedback Always Welcome
SEASON HAS STARTED
I may have gotten a little repetative if you check the first newsletter
of the last year, but it's true - our Wet Seasons are not starting in
December as it used to be.
Well, the Early Wet can and does, the thunderstorm season, but not the
real, monsoonal Wet (here's more if you want to read about the
difference between the early and the late wet of northern Australian climate).
Two days ago, the proper Wet finally
started up here.
That is always a big change for us.
First a big relief that the heat of
the troppo season has finally given us a break.
The smell of the rain, the cool air ... then a little sadness that I am
missing out on the outdoors, ... then happiness that I am getting a lot
of work done, ... then more rain, rain and rain, until the mould starts
growing everywhere in the house and you just cannot wait for the Wet to
But, we haven't got to that stage yet :-)
For you - the start of the Wet means
at least we can now start looking forward to its end, and see when the
roads open again so we can get up to the Cape this year.
Don't expect that before April - May,
so we have a good few months ahead yet.
At least I am back from the tracks and indoors now, getting a lot of
work out of the way and ready to answer your questions and emails.
I will be updating how the season is
going, we may get a cyclone or two, and towards the end of the Wet I
will of course have more info on what the roads are doing, and
hopefully some reports from some early season travellers.
Looking forward to it, it's always an exciting time of the year!
PLANS FOR THE YEAR
Now that I am indoors again after the camping season, I will first dive
right into making improvements and changes to the website, also adding
new pages. This may also lead to a new design some time this year.
In March, all the companies (accommodation, tours, and all the rest)
will decide on their new prices for the year, so in April, I will be flat out ringing every
single place listed in the Destination Guide
and updating all the
prices, opening hours, contact details .. big job!
I expect to have that done as soon as
I possibly can, and I will send out a newsletter when it's ready so
that all the book owners can go back to the original purchase email and
download the new, updated version (of course for free).
The rest of the plans are a little vague at this stage. One thing for
sure, I will update all the events
for 2014 as soon as even the last organisers have decided upon the dates,
you can see as soon as possible what's happening during the time you
are up here, and have the opportunity to include some Cape York and
North Queensland events into your trip.
I really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
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 everyone :-)
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