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Palm Creek

On our way back from Cape York we had an overnight stop at Palm Creek on the old telegraph track. We ventured onto the track to go and watch the brave and the fearless tackle the creek crossing. Not a deep crossing at all but the entry is very steep and the exit a 30 [...]

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Cape York – S 10.41.14.3 E 142.31.53.2

Once across the Jardine river it was a couple of hours on to the main town in the north called Bamaga. From there, it was a few miles out to the northern coast and the small settlement of Seisha. Bamaga had a stretch of tarmac which was blissful, although not much else to recommend it. [...]

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Two Finches from Australia – Candice-Marie

I started a list a while ago of all the birds spotted coming into the garden. To qualify they had to actually land in the garden or in the trees within the garden, not merely fly overhead. So far the list is in the 20s although I would guess that since we are not permanently [...]

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Cape York pt.2

Here is a nice sketch of Cape York: The next stretch of the highway from Musgrave to the small settlement of Coen was our introduction to the full horror of corrugation. This drive of a couple of hundred kilometres was tortuous in the extreme. The track was wide and quite flat, but those ripples in [...]

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Cape York excursion pt.1

We spent three nights at a bush camp just north of Cooktown, it was a very pleasant and relaxing few days in a basic but well maintained set up. There were a lot of trees around the pitch and the morning we left some idiot, ok me, reversed the car into one. The tailgate was [...]

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