We are finally back home after our Christmas trip, so it's a good time
for a little report of the road up to the Tip :-)
The weather has been
mostly rainy, definitely
alot more than this time last year,
and - I have updated the Pocket
Guide - you can download the new version in the end of this
In This Issue:
• The Road and the Weather
• Pocket Guide Updated
• Two Booklets Coming Next
• Feedback Always Welcome
ROAD AND THE WEATHER
The Wet Season has been a lot better
than in the last couple of years - at least so
Below is our recent trip back home, and we were actually lucky to do it
on a reasonably dry week with all the big rivers down.
In the southern end there are some bits of new sealing, there is a fair
bit north of Laura that
is now sealed (until Fairview is almost done), and some of
the bits north of Hann
River that were the roughest during the last Wet Season
are now also sealed.
After that the road until Musgrave is pretty good, there is a bit of mud and slippery surface
but nothing too rough.
Musgrave to Coen is the roughest bit - bumpy across the Bamboo Range,
with water in dips
some carving big holes into the road.
Coen to Archer is better but
still fairly rough - mainly dust holes turned into mud holes.
North of Archer the road is always good, but after the
Bamaga turnoff, the Telegraph
Road gets covered in water after it rains.
In Bramwell we were caught in a big
rain, and north of the roadhouse we saw
some of the effect of it - covering the Southern Bypass:
Northern Bypass was also wet,
soft and soggy. Corrugated in corners and
corrugated towards the
northern end, near the Jardine Ferry as always.
POCKET GUIDE UPDATED
to some people who lately asked, the Pocket Guide has also been
and you can get the new version
here (it is a guide with a lot less detail
than the Destination Guide, so there is no
need for regular updates).
TWO BOOKLETS COMING NEXT
and Dog Booklets are also getting done, and they should
both be out
within the next few months - and you will know about it in the coming
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!
great day :-)
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