Weipa to Chilli Beach

The Frenchman’s Line track is a nice ride although I was having to go very slowly to avoid getting thrown off my bike. Also my fuel economy is very bad at the moment. Its up to 8L/100km and above at times so I am having to carry fuel for even short legs. I don’t know what is causing it. Perhaps as the engine wears more it is becoming less efficient. I have also noted that my thermostat is acting oddly, staying more and more toward cold. I think it might be failing too. Perhaps this is contributing to the high fuel consumption.

 

Chris on the Frenchman's Line track

Chris on the Frenchman’s Line track

Pandanas palms in a swamp

Pandanas palms in a swamp, Frenchman’s Line track

A typical section of the Frenchamn's Line track

A typical section of the Frenchamn’s Line track

The Pascoe River

The Pascoe River

 

This crossing was challenging and took a few hours what with lunch and waiting for a few 4wds to cross first.

Coen (39 of 69)

A german lad trying to get his Nissan Patrol out of the Pascoe River crossing.

A german lad trying to get his Nissan Patrol out of the Pascoe River crossing. He did finally manage but it didn’t look good. He scraped the rear diff at lot and broke a few other bits

Raman working his way down to make the crossing

Raman working his way down to make the crossing

 

Raman getting a bit stuck on his way out the far side

Raman getting a bit stuck on his way out the far side

 

Erosion landscape SE of the Pascoe crossing

Erosion landscape SE of the Pascoe crossing

 

Hills! Its been a while since we have had a view like this.

Hills! Its been a while since we have had a view like this.

 

Termite mounds on the plains

Termite mounds on the plains

Shortly after this we said our farewells to Chris as he had already visited Lockhart River and Chill Beach.

Its been great riding together. We have really appreciated your company.

 

 

 

Some curious fellows watching birds at Chilli beach

Some curious fellows watching birds at Chilli beach

 

Chilli Beach, what a place. Can't wait for some good light on it!

Chilli Beach, what a place. Can’t wait for some good light on it!

 

Got us a few coconuts

Got us a few coconuts

 

Tiny crabs making patterns on the beach

Interesting patterns on the beach from what I assume are tiny crabs

 

Camp

Camp a little back from the beach

 

 

3 Responses to Weipa to Chilli Beach

  1. David Holmgren October 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Great bunch of photos. What a hoot the pic of the birdwatchers. Bet you didn’t get prior permission written or otherwise. I image you guys on two wheels handled the nasty rocks better than the 4 wheels. What happened to Raman’s right hand side box?

  2. Oliver Holmgren October 15, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Raman took his boxes off. I took my gear off my bike too to make it easier crossing the river. We though we would have to man handle the bikes over some of the slippery rocks to avoid quite deep water but we managed to pilot each of out bikes across without too much assistance from the other two who stood along side to catch the bike if it went down.

  3. Lorelei October 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    That beach is HUGE! I love the curious fellows!

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