I had parts sent to Weipa over a week ago that I ordered way back in Rockhampton well over a month back. They finally came in two weeks ago. While in Mossman I had the parts sent ahead to Weipa instead of Cairns to make sure they arrived before I did. As it turns out a week and a half wasn’t enough for the parts to get to Weipa. I will have to have the parts sent south again once they do finally arrive
Weipa is a mining town based around the extraction of Bauxite, the ore that Aluminium is refined from.
The ride to Bramwell Junction went much quicker than yesterday’s ride to Weipa.
We soon fuelled up for the old Overland Telegraph Track (OTT). The more aggressive front tyre that I bought yesterday in Weipa is the most off road oriented tyre I have ever used. A motorcross tyre actually.
The mildly sandy track winds on with the occasionally dry creek bed to cross.
The first flowing creek was our goal for the day. A nice camp site of the the OTT. Dulhunty creek is flowing with beautiful clear artesian water.
There haven’t been too many others on the OTT yet which is really nice. I was a little concerned this would be a red neck four wheel drive fest. Certainly the difficulty of the crossings is because many four wheel drive nuts come here with their crazy machines when its wet and tear it up. I like to think my footprint is a little less severe but we take our little toll as well I guess. At least it isn’t too wet currently.
Dulhunty creek is lovely and we had a fantastic swim and bath under the little water fall below the crossing. I am really glad to be here.