14/11/2013 – 15/11/2013 – Another short post – this will cover the run back down from the Cape but won’t be of any great length – it was much the same as the trip up. After heading up to the tip we spent another night at Punsand Bay – riding back in darkness from Pajinka.
The view from our campsite – sad to leave it behind but no doubt there will be plenty more like it to come. The run through to Canal Creek was pretty straightforward – we stopped the night with the original plan to travel back to Weipa over the following two days but after getting a bad vibe about the weather I decided to push through to Weipa the following morning – Alex followed suit and I’m glad I made the decision as we made it in time before some heavy rain come through. Not much to report here – we ended up staying in Weipa for a few days and my cousin took us out fishing about 20km out from Mapoon. Great day out – the fishing is nothing like I have experienced back home – as soon as the hook touches the bottom the fish are on! No photo’s unfortunately – Alex was taking photos and I haven’t got a copy. Needless to say fresh fish for dinner was most welcome.
XR looking a bit more orange and a whole lot dirtier..
The bridge to Mapoon – apparently the longest single lane bridge in Australia. Whomever enters the bridge first and turns on their headlights gets right of way and it seems to work quite well.
A 14-footer is considered a ‘dinghy’ by Northern standards..
We stopped on the bridge on the way back to watch the sunset – quite spectacular!
Before leaving Weipa I took the opportunity to take the quad for a ride down to the beach
.. And that basically covers this section of the trip. I didn’t to much aside from fish and drink beer – not a bad way to spend a few days!