Escape River area is a huge area of mangroves.
means good fishing
and lots of crocodiles
It is a remote area, even by Cape York standards, and more than
anything it is an area
where it is very easy to get lost.
With mangroves, mangroves and more mangroves, every corner looks the
same, so if you have a boat and want to go, you better go with someone who
really knows the area.
The area is in the
northernmost Cape York peninsula, not far from the
remote Ussher Point and Sadd Point, so apart from fishing and croc
spotting, there is another interest for some - it is the area of Kennedy spearing,
even though be aware you are not getting to the exact spot.
Right outside the area is Newcastle
Bay, which is huge and can be windy, and you can see as
far as to Mount Adolphus Island on a good day.
Western Side of the Area
south of the Newcastle Bay, on
the western side you have the Kennedy
... and Jackey Jackey
... named after Jackey
Jackey - Kennedy's Aboriginal friend and helper, the only
on the expedition who came back home alive.
The Jackey Jackey Creek has some side
creeks and channels,
amongst others the little Sunday
plenty of crocodiles.
Eastern Side of the Area
other, eastern side of the area you have Trochus
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