As soon as we heard Cape York is opening again we prep the vehicle and trailer start the very long trek north. No idea if we will make it past the Jardine River before it closes again due to COVID-19, we couldn’t not give it a crack. And boy did we make it, and boy was it incredible!
We spent a short 28 days in Cape York – and trust me it’s a whole lot bigger than you think! Actually, Australia is a whole lot bigger than we thought! Looking at a map, it just doesn’t do it justice.
We are beginning to seriously enjoy our new and revised trip. Taking each day as it comes, staying longer if we love the location or moving on because its not for us. The freedom was genuinely life changing.
20 km west of Bamaga, we were camped up at Mutee Head. Here we met another travelling family, the Lingards. Similar to us they had embraced the freedom of travelling Australia at a much slower pace, instead of racing to finish the lap.
We decided to head south back to Cairns with them and prepare for our trek west on the Savannah Way. From Georgetown to Karumba, Nomanton and decide on a little detour south to Gregory. This is where we ran into our first “hiccup”.
As we were on the road to Lawn Hill our convoy had three tyre blowouts and a smashed rear window. With now no spare tyres for our travelling friends we had to make the decision to turn back, head south and jump onto the Barkly Hwy to head for Katherine to pick up some spares and fix our canopy window.