|Our boat the "mudskipper" wasn't real sea-worthy|
The last time we were here was a bit of a disaster - well it was a nice trip except Craig and I got shipwrecked trying to get there by sea in our old boat "Djambalawa" in 2003. But thats another story!
I don't remember much of this trip but am putting it on the blog as I am with many other trips etc just to have a record for our family diary.
From memory we went for perhaps 5 days - I can see the photos I uploaded here were taken on Friday the 20th of September, 2009. You drive across the East Alligator (Cahills Crossing) and then turn left onto the Coburg Road a bit past Oenpelli. Then its a right turn off the road to get into Sandy Creek before going up the peninsula.
There were quite a few of us on the trip. Colin and Dorothy, Michael Brown, Gwenny and I and the kids, Jessie and Rob, Baggsy and Melony, Graham and Robyn and some of their boys, David and Anne. I've probably missed a few.
Here's a few things I remember.
There's no fresh water at the campsite so I think Colin brought in a big tank of water on the back of James' ute and Jessie setup a shower and all.
|The campsite looking from the creek|
You camp right next to the mouth of the creek on the west side. The creek is quite deep but the mouth is a bit shallow with a bar you have to watch out for depending on the tide. We'd launch the boats each time on the sandy bank which was a little boggy - but no problems for my Discovery 3!
I don't think we caught a lot of fish - although there might have been one day when Rob and crew got a few jewies in his bigger boat out wider.
Here's a few more photos.
|David borrowed this fibreglass boat from a friend|
|Robby one with the land|
|A panorama of the creek from where you'd launch showing the exit to the sea|
|Mike and Rob|