Monday, August 25, 2008
Kelsey and I have once again reunited for another big adventure! After getting supplies and fresh food from the great tropical markets in Cairns we set off for Cape York. It is always hit and miss the road conditions, however we experienced a relatively smooth 1000km of dirt track all the way to the top. The first night we set up camp on the banks of the Coen River and were treated to the spectacle of seeing one of the biggest flying fox colonies in the world departing their roost at dusk. The sky was blackened with hundreds of thousands of bats. We then sat on a sand bank on the river and were surrounded by thousands of swirling bats coming down and drinking within metres of us. A great experience!