Bill and Lloyd + adventurous birdos,
I grew up on western Cape York and while it is a
very different place now as far as access is concerned it is still a place to
exercise caution at all times of the year. still this should not stop the well
prepared and adventurous from going.
What I resent is the damage done to roads by idiots
who don't know how to drive in poor conditions or are on the roads when the
would be better off in the pub telling lies. These people also lead others to
put their lives at risk in attempting rescues.
My Mum says if she ever writes her memoirs of this
time she will call it 'Rice in the Weevils' referring to the state of our food
supplies at the end of the wet.
My choice would be 'April Christmas' as it would
often take that long for the second class mail the arrive at home and then the
Flying Doctor would deliver them to me in Charters Towers. This would often be
after my birthday presents arrived by mail earlier in the month.
Apart from being important in my survival as a
child, the RFDS helped maintain my spirits while away at boarding school with
cocoanuts, watermelons and cakes from home.
One more request for remote travelers everywhere;
take out your rubbish and if you are using disposable nappies do you really
think you should be there!
Go and please come back.
Alan's Wildlife Tours
On the beautiful Atherton
145* 33' 25"E 17* 16' 40"S