King Ash Bay is on the Mcarthur River in the…
After our few days exploring the Tip it was time to head for Weipa I had singing gigs booked at the Albatross Resort so it was back on the dirt corrugated road some places were really rough. It was back across the Jardine River Ferry and into Captain Billy Landing for a look and at the lookout we came across 2 more Landrovers also heading in that direction. We picked the Caravan back up at Bramwell Station and camped the night at Moreton Telegraph Station on The Wenlock River. Peter even tried his luck at fishing he got a few bites but no fish for dinner!
The next day it was on to Weipa the road was really rough in places but not too bad. We stayed at the Weipa Caravan Park right on the water for the next 3 nights I had 2 gigs here and we spent the days driving around checking out the area Weipa is a mining town so its not uncommon when driving around to come across the massive trucks that haul the bauxite. We even came across some crocs sunning themselves but I made sure Miss Elly did not get too close. Sunsets are amazing here over the water Peter is a avid photographer so was always taking photos Miss Elly even got in on helping him.
Then it was back on the road again heading back to Cairns via Rinyirru National Park we called at Archer River Roadhouse where I ran into people I had met at Lions Den and we had a look at the Memorial to Toots a lady trucker who was a pioneer in driving trucks up to the Cape when roads were pretty no existent if you get a chance read her book she was an amazing lady. We ended up with 2 flat tyres which Peter fixed and 3 cracks in the windscreen but an amazing time was had over the 8 days I will certainly come back here again and spend more time Make sure you add this to your bucket list its a must see.