South Korea

April062014

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As part of a school hosting program, I will be travelling to South Korea this month, for 10 days.
There are over 20 of us going, and Mum & my Grand Mother will also be coming.
It should be exciting!

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Cape York Trip – Day 20

July162011

We drove up a goat track!, 20110716_Cape York_(54 of 109)This track, we were on, looked like it hadn't been used in years, thru sandy creek crossings - Wayne got stuck here but everyone else went thru ok.we went a different way. There was a long muddy track which was deep and had a very bad smell, Shirley got stuck here & Jim had to go back in to help pull her out, we were still waiting to go..we made it . In between this boggy area was some green patches with large trees along billabongs which were very pretty.

We camped at Saltwater Creek in Lakefield National Park along a sandy creek bed.

 

 

 

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I did some fishing and caught a Barramundi yahoo!, even my big brother Chris hasn't caught one of these !,but it was too small to keep, only about 40cm, so I had to let him go.I caught 4 fish in total.

 

 

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There were thousands of crickets and Rocket frogs at the camp site.

Cape York Trip – Day 19

July152011

We packed up our gear wet as it was still raining - yuck I don't like this.20110715_Cape York_(116 of 161)

We drove to Archer River for morning tea, I did a bit of fishing but again..no luck. 20110715_Cape York_(127 of 161)Some of the others did some work on their cars.

We drove up the hill to the roadhouse & had a famous Archer River hamburger for lunch, I don't really think there is anything special about them, but after camp cooking for a few days, they taste great. While we were eating a man left the gate open & two cheeky cows came in to eat the green grass, it was funny to watch everyone trying to chase them out.

20110715_Cape York_(124 of 161)We were stopped at a fruit quarantine station where a man checked our fruit & vegetable we had in the car - everything was ok.

We made it to a town called Coen for the night & set up our tents.It is still nice and warm here & the sun doesn't set until around 6 - 6.30 so I went with Wayne to a local waterhole for a swim - no croc's!.20110715_Cape York_(161 of 161)

 

 

 

 

 

 

20110715_Cape York_(150 of 161)When we got back everyone went to the local cafe for tea then made our way over to the well known Exchange Hotel for a friendly drink and chat with the local people

Cape York Trip – Day 18

July142011

I got up early to go fishing, no luck.20110714_Cape York_(5 of 161)

We drove thru the Pasco river, George & Phil had to be snatched out.

We stopped at a place called Portlands Road for lunch, there was a small cafe & they had a big Green Tree Frog living there.20110714_Cape York_(106 of 161)

We made our way along the dirt roads to Chilli Beach, this was really windy & smelly, we didn't stay long even though we were supposed to camp there.20110714_Cape York_(45 of 161)

We continued further along the road crossing the Pasco River again at a different point, we didn't like the campsite so we went further along down to the Wenlock river.

 

 

 

20110714_Cape York_(11 of 161)We couldn't find enough space for all of us so, Wayne. Peter & us camped along the shallow creek & the others along a small billabong. We had a nice camp fire until it started to rain.

Cape York Trip – Day 17

July132011

We woke up, very early, as the wind was still blowing hard.20110713_Cape York_(3 of 101)_thumb[5] Everyone wanted to leave as soon as possible! We drove back to the main road, and had morning tea at Bramwell Station Roadhouse, then we continued on and headed off down the "Frenchman's Track". 20110713_Cape York_(23 of 98)_thumb[5]This was very rough, and along the way, Dad noticed that our wheel carrier, on the back of the car, had broken! This needed to be welded to fix, so Dad just tied it up, and we continued on. There were some very steep sections and a bit slippery, but we made it through to our bush campsite, on the banks of the Pasco River. I went fishing and I caught my first fish, on the trip, which was a red eyed barramundi oh yeah !!! 20110713_Cape York_(58 of 98)_thumb[2]

Dad, and Jim, connected two car batteries together, and re-welded the latch on the spare wheel carrier. 20110713_Cape York_(87 of 98)_thumb[6]

We had a nice campfire, and Pam cooked a damper on it. It was Yummy.

The river, wasn't too deep at the crossing so we washed most of the cars... They didn't stay clean for long

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Peter had got his parts, and fixed his car. He turned up later at night. He had a little trouble finding us, but we could hear him on the UHF radios, so we guided him to the camp

Cape York Trip – Day 16

July122011

Today we left Seisia,  it was really good here, I liked the names on the toilets. Man-Goes, and No Man-Goes  Winking smile

20110712_Cape York_(35 of 122)We drove to Usher Point where we drove along the beach, below the high tide mark. We found lots of interesting things washed up on the beach, we stopped a few times to look at them, we saw boat buoys, thousands of thongs, a wheel barrow, a kayak - dad was upset as we couldn't fit it on the roof, even a pair of ripped jeans, It just goes to show that was goes down the drain washes up somewhere.20110712_Cape York_(20 of 122)

We found some caves that were created by the storms & had hundreds of bats living in them.20110712_Cape York_(29 of 122)

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Two of our trip mates got stuck in a sandy creek area & we had to help get them out we had to rush as the tide was coming in quickly, some of the places we had to drive over were sharp rock areas which had oysters growing on them.

 

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We made it to Captain Billy's Landing.20110712_Cape York_(111 of 120)

 

 

 

 

 

It was very windy. We set up our campsite behind the sand dunes to get a bit of protection, it didn't help much, Mum didn't sleep at all.

Cape York Trip – Day 15

July112011

Today was a rest day where everyone could do their own thing.

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We visited a few of the WW2 plane wreck crash sites which are through out the bush . We saw an old DC-3 , old fuel dumps & the remains of the Beaufort Bomber.20110711_Cape York_(31 of 45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We bought lunch and went to a place called Loyalty beach to eat before heading back to camp to relax and get things ready for tomorrow.

Cape York Trip – Day 14

July102011

Today we left to make make our way to the Most Northern tip of Australia.

We stopped at  the Croc Shop which sells lots of souvenirs. 20110710_Cape York_(3 of 161)

We stopped at the Punsand Bay resort to look at the beach area.

We parked the cars and climbed up a rocky hill to make our way to the actual spot. The waters were really blue. I t was overcast & windy.20110710_Cape York_(54 of 161)



We had photo's taken and walked back to the car park on the beach and had lunch.

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We then went for a drive along some of the beaches, one of them had lots of interesting things washed up on to it.

We then drove to some of the inland lakes for a look before coming back to camp.

At night a big barge came in which was loaded with supplies for the town & also cars & caravans of people who didn't want to drive this far.20110710_Cape York_(43 of 161)

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