"Tony Russell" <>
RFI Cape York
"michael hunter" <>
Mon, 19 Mar 2007 18:12:01 +1100
You were lucky, was that the drought year? Don't encourage these guys,
if something does go wrong they're in deep shmud.
Klaus won't drive up after the end of November, I think he was caught for
a week or two by the one of the rivers up there. I reached Cooktown in
January a couple of years ago, but it was a dry wet, and the road was mostly
sealed. In a proper wet even the sealed roads can be washed away.
By the way, what is this Brazilian you went up with? Sounds like some
kind of haircut.
I went to the very tip with 5 friends in January 2000, right in the high
wet season. We had no trouble at all with the roads either going up or
coming down the Cape and it only took about three hours each way. The
Brasilia handled the trip beautifully even though it rained most of the
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