So we are back from a second trip to Cairns, and I thought I would update the PDR conditions because
first hand info is always the best one.
Also now that we have two dogs that we will be travelling with, there
will be more dog info to come over the time - but for starters I have put a dog chapter into the
In This Issue:
• PDR Updates
• Dog Info in the Destination Guide
• Feedback Always Welcome
partner had to go down to Cairns, so off we went late
last week, and came back
a few days ago.
Northern Bypass Road
Roads were fairly good, but had had some rain, and some
parts were chopped a little.
Southern Bypass Road
In the southern end, Bramwell
Roadhouse is open, Bramwell Station will remain closed
during the Wet Season.
Bramwell Junction Roadhouse
was mostly dry, but as elsewhere there were some wetter parts, and most
dips had some water.
was low but running, and the stretch from Archer to Coen was mostly
rainy and wet. South of Coen it gets not only hillier and bumpier, but
also more wet.
It's wet and pot-holey between Port Stewart turnoff and
and between Musgrave and Hann
is the worst and the
Just south of the roadhouse is a sealed stretch through a floodway,
and south of that
is another wet, soggy bit (which had dried out a little by
we were on our way back and the video was taken).
between Musgrave and Laura there were corrugations
and potholes, rain
and water on the road almost all the way.
Laura River crossing, PDR
was flowing and higher than on our last trip in January,
and has apparently been up and down and over the bridge since.
McLeod River crossing, Mulligan Highway
The next crossing south, that sometimes gets flooded during the Wet - McLeod, is low, and
so is the next one - Rifle
Cheap fuel station on Kennedy Highway (only one amongst
all the money-saving tips in the
the Portsmith fuel
stations that I have been mentioning in the
have been replaced by Puma, but they are still worth
mentioning for their cheap prices :-)
DOG INFO IN THE DESTINATION GUIDE
I have had
plans on lots more caravanners and dog info, but now
that we have just taken
two puppies and will be travelling with them, there is no
better time to start with the doggy part :-)
Molly my mate's dog on a trip in 2010.
I can see it to grow into a dog booklet as we will be finding lots more
first hand detail, but for now I have put a dog chapter into the
So if you are a dog owner and wonder about taking your dog/s to
Cape York - even though the booklet might not get ready
this season, the book
chapter now gives you some good tips on how to work out where they are
allowed and where they are not. There are exceptions even
within national parks :-)
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 us.
That's all for this time - happy planning!!
Have a great day :-)
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