Time for a road closure
update as Archer River has been over the
causeway for a while.
Also Bloomfield Road will
be sealed despite the rumours; and the third news - if you
Guide and noticed broken links in the past few weeks, those
have all been fixed now.
In This Issue:
• Peninsula Developmental Road Impassable
• Bloomfield Road Not to Be Sealed
• Links Fixed in the Destination Guide
• Feedback Always Welcome
DEVELOPMENTAL ROAD IMPASSABLE
First, the arrival of the proper Wet Season has slowed down since the
last newsletter, with
a very unusually
hot month - the kind of heat that reminds me of Darwin,
been keeping air conditioners flat out.
Most days still sunny, the
early Wet Season type of days with some spectacular thunderstorms
- not the all-day-grey-sky monsoonal rains
that by now we had had for a month last year (actually, just as I write
we have had a couple of cooler and windier days so it looks like it
be a welcoming change).
Despite that, we have been trying to do some tracks and been reminded,
doesn't have to be raining right here for the
watercourses to fill
they are fed by the rains up in the mountains.
Feral horses cooling down in a flooded creek
crossing. No drive-through here!
So, many of our favourite local tracks are cut off, and further north
River has been flooding for a
The main road is closed
at Archer, and all the travellers
should definitely consider the peninsula closed until the end of the
ROAD NOT TO BE SEALED ACCORDING TO CURRENT PLANS
With the Bloomfield River Bridge finalised in August last year, and the
second, Woobooda Bridge also a couple of months later, rumours were around amongst the
locals about the sealing of the Bloomfield Road.
The rumour went that if they spent the money to build those two
it's because they want to seal the road.
The truth is that those
two crossings were bad enough before the bridges,
which now give the locals more safety (I know the crossings are sadly
The new bridge, and the old causeway
was still the only way a year ago.
The Douglas Shire Council (yep
south of Wujal Wujal it's not Cook's)
has said that some bits and pieces of the Bloomfield
Road are getting
sealed shortly, but that there
are no short or long term plans to seal the road completely.
Well, that is good news
for us travellers :-)
While it is not
one of our slow four wheel drive tracks, it is still one of Cape
York's fun gravel drives.
FIXED IN THE DESTINATION GUIDE
And finally - if you have the Destination
may have noticed a fair few broken links lately. That was because a fair amount of pages on the
got changed during the past few weeks.
That is all fixed now
- and your printed version has not changed, only some links in the
If you bought it during
2014-15, you have just been sent the corrected version, so
it won't 'cost' you another one of your five downloads (it was sent to
the email address that was connected to your PayPal
account at the time of the purchase, and yes I am getting a couple of
failure messages as well).
If you did not receive it
just give me an email and I will help
you (wait a couple of hours please, as emails can take time to
arrive, and if many people are asking, you may not get it
that from me).
If you have an older
purchase you were not sent one because you have most likely done your trip, if you still
do want this update, just give me an email.
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
If you get any questions
anything, please feel welcome to contact me.
That's all for this time - happy planning!!
Have a great day :-)
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