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Hope Vale

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day89

    Elim Beach.

    August 10 in Australia

    This place is north of Cook Town. A bush camp by the sea. Run by aboriginal people.
    Idyllic with white sands, palm trees and ferns.
    The tide goes out a very long way! Luckily, because it is very shallow, the crocodiles are 3 Ks away and are not a problem!!

  • Day89

    We had a beautiful drive to Elim Beach. So green and lush. Very tropical! We didn’t stop in CT but filled up with diesel and came straight here from Mt Carbine which is an old mining town site about 250 Ks. Some of it dirt road but relatively well graded!!
    We passed a church that had a Spanish look about it!

  • Day17

    Elim Beach

    August 17 in Australia

    Elim Beach camp is basic and remote. Getting here is not a drive to the shops and you need to bring everything you need. There is some potable water and cold showers.

    Long walks on the beach is rewarding with good restful sleep each nigh as a benefit. It is easy to see why just about every visitor decides to stay longer.

  • Day17

    Lost Dreams

    August 17 in Australia

    Young groups decide to have a nice spot to relax and fish or older families build a shack with friends to get away.

    As time goes on people move, friendships change. Economies make remote living more difficult. Eventually all that is left is a little evidence of the long gone dreams.

    In a few more years the salty water will have completely consumed the metals. A careless bushfire will leave only the concrete pads.Read more

  • Day20

    Coloured sands - Elim Beach

    August 20 in Australia

    One must do while visiting Elim Beach is a visit to the coloured sands. It is best colour wise to go early in the morning. At this time there are rich red tones and vivid yellows that will mature and change as the sun rises higher.

    This is a delicate and sacred area that must be visited with care. No material should be taken and care moving around is advised.

    The canyon winds way up into the sands revealing a thousand new vistas. A long and energetic climb is rewarded by a very unique water feature.

    At this point, which should be as far as you proceed, the water soaks out of the sand and runs with a dribble over a harder ledge. Here for the first time I witnessed sand stalagtites. I am not sure how they are "glued" together but they seem very fragile.
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  • Day22

    Arachnaphobia

    August 22 in Australia

    In the Australian bush there are many animals. There are the normal furry kinds such as wallabies, koalas, marsupial mice, and kangaroos. There are slithering kinds of all types. Giant pythons with beautiful carpet patterns that grow up to 6 meters or more in length. Coppery and black varieties that should always be avoided. They are highly venomous and everyone should understand snake bite first aid. Australian snakes generally don't attack. Many of the two species of crocodiles are found here and birds too numerous to count.

    Another common fellow seen mostly at night are the many spiders. If you shine a light at your eye level outward into the bush it is very likely you will see thousands of tiny jewel reflections. Following these bright reflections will reveal a spider. Commonly 1-2cm in size these guys hunt on the ground preying on insects with cover of darkness. In the daytime they tend to hide from hungry birds. Although they look quite scary they are less bother than sandflies, mozzie or March flies all of which readily try to such your blood.
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