We have been back from another trip to Cairns for a little while, and
it was tempting to write a PDR report again, but I waited with this newsletter
until the bigger floods went away.
They were fairly short and by no means typical for this Wet Season, which generally has been a very
dry one compared to other years.
And another thing - Vrilya
Point. It is closed indefinitely at this stage, but
nobody says it will be closed for the whole season.
In This Issue:
• Wet Season So Far
• Vrilya Point Updates
• Feedback Always Welcome
SEASON SO FAR
So we have
done another drive down to Cairns in March, and shortly after we got
back home, there was a
week of heavy rains.
Telegraph Road on our latest trip, March 2016.
Almost all the big rivers went
over, cutting us off, and having at least one person
rescued at the flooded crossing of Archer.
However, the week was rather exceptional for this Wet Season, which so far has been very dry.
I know that last year I wrote the same, because we felt our Wet Season
was hopeless - but this
year's one is actually worse (and all that said
it is still the Wet Season. Rains can come along suddenly and river
crossings can flood quickly, so if you are planning to go for a drive
you have to bear that in mind!).
thing - Vrilya
Point, and there are
always lots of people asking about this.
When will it open, why is it closed, if we get around the bridge are
Crystal Creek bridge on the way to Vrilya Point, January
So what happened
when in the early 2015 it was announced that it was closed?
In late 2014, the land
was officially returned to the local Angkamuthi Aboriginal people,
they are simply managing their land.
Also called Red Point, the area is Angkamuthi traditional
The Crystal Creek bridge
is not the only reason - apart from the bridge and road
works there are also mining and outstation developments.
When it will open is not
sure, but nobody
confirms that it will be closed for the whole 2016 season.
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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