Happy 2017 !!!
The Wet seems to be well and truly here with the whole north covered in the rain.
And - the Destination Guide
2017 will be
out shortly :-)
In This Issue:
• Happy New Year
• The Wet Is Here
• Destination Guide 2017 Will Be Out Shortly
• Feedback Always Welcome
NEW YEAR -- AND THE WET IS HERE!
Happy New Year to everyone
(we have been celebrating this Festive Season in Adelaide River in the
where my partner Mark's family lives).
over this way from Bamaga, we first hoped to drive through Kowanyama
but it was raining around Dunbar (and knowing the dirt roads that get
impassable we gave up the idea in Musgrave).
We then tried to drive
through the Gulf Savannah starting from the east, and
quickly found ourselves in heavy rain and in the middle of flooded fields between Normanton
Road between Normanton and
late December 2016.
The area is so low that
even average rains cause flooding easy, but
the rains we were driving through were heavy and widespread.
The rivers were all up
and the surrounding landscape
the water as far as the eye could see.
Once in the NT we had some spectacular thunderstorms (which is
wet season thing) - but days later it all turned into constant monsoonal rains,
which is characteristic to the late,
Season (if you live in this, it's a big difference - if you like read
more about our
northern Australian climate).
Road between Normanton and Burketown in late December 2016.
We then heard from home that Cape
York was the same, at least the Tip
of it where we live - it
has been raining for about five days strait there now.
I am starting to believe that the
predictions of an early (and heavy) Wet
might have been right after all - hope we have an
season ahead!! :-)
here in Adelaide River by the way it rains constantly about fifth day
as well, we saw the sun for a couple of hours once during this time).
The rains in Adelaide River
P.S. we will be driving back home some time around mid January and at this stage it looks like the
Peninsula is wetter the further north you get
(we are expecting an adventurous drive and are prepared in case we got
stuck behind a river for a night or something - which everyone should
this time of the year!).
I will update the road
conditions provided we are in the internet reception,
otherwise I will do that once we are back home.
GUIDE 2017 IS GOING TO BE OUT SHORTLY
work on the Destination Guide
all year around, collecting all the bits and pieces of
information that needs updating.
in the end of the year
it gets more intense, and as the build-up hits
late in the year, I am always spending more time in the office (yeah,
in the air conditioning!), getting all the updates in for the next year's edition.
Now that we are still in
at this stage - and yes - I don't really go without
during the holiday period - so besides all the celebrations, whenever I
get a moment I still get back onto my laptop now - adding bits and pieces, doing the
final touches and
getting everything triple checked and proof read.
As soon as the final bits
are done the
will be out
- which will
now be very soon.
I will send a newsletter
as soon as it is out, and I am
hoping that it will happen
within a week :-)
(P.S. even if you bought before it's out, you will still have the 2017
edition included in the price - so if
you want to start reading and planning now - you can - without missing
out on, or having to pay again for the new version :-)
I hope you are having a great Festive Season and Happy New Year again
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, and happy travels to
those on the road!!
Have a great day :-)
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