June 7th: Day 32 – Having a blast in Bylong

It rained very heavily last night and early this morning. Although the tents are “water proof” things inevitably get wet so having a dry place to pitch the tent in the down poor was great . We decided to wait for the weather to pass.

I enjoyed working on my images for the day and preparing things for the blog. There is no hurry. We have no where to be…

Day 32-1

A quaint little church across from camp – Bylong

Both Raman and I really liked the Bylong Valley. There’s something nice about it. Pity its going to be one big open cut coal mine.

Early in the even some locals turned up for a chat around a fire. The gather here every Friday apparently.  Later in the evening we went over and had a chat.

One of the guys had been to Cape York last year and was raving about the fishing. He strongly recommended gold lures for Barra… and green lures for a bunch of other fish. Ended up talking about lots of redneck things including bikes and guns. Ah deary me. Anyway, one thing led to another and ended up being a real blast with the locals! Can’t be more specific than that! Perhaps you’ll hear the full story around a camp fire one day…

4 Responses to Bylong

  1. Big Sis Jody June 12, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I wanna hear the hole story around a fire! I luved THE views! must have been breathtaking…..kiss!

  2. steve dannberg June 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    When you get to seisia, go fishing at the wharf. It is the best land based fishing spot in australia.

    • Oliver Holmgren June 20, 2013 at 11:53 am #

      Sounds great Steve. Where are you guys based? I’ve just been doing mid trip maintenance on the ol beast.
      Might catch you on the road some day.

  3. steve dannberg June 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I’m in Cairns, my mate lives up on the Tablelands in Dimbulah. We had a ball last year on Cape ride. Overall the klrs went well, couldn’t really complain. Things only started to rattle to pieces near jardine river. Is Seisia/Bamaga your final destination? Going gets rough from Laura, other motorists are the biggest worry with mine trucks and utes roaring down the road. Some sections are really good, some are horrid. The klrs didn’t like the soft deep bulldust much at all.

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