Back in Bamaga at 12pm and Tavern not open..... Parked in the shade behind the local taxi & Craig asked him when he thought the Tavern would be open - Anwer: Nothing would happen until the funeral was finished (the funeral procession past us in town about 11am). We decided not to wait.
|Jardine River Ferry - $88.00|
Turned off west to Vrilya Point, the track looked okay to start with...... then deteriorated to ruts and extremely bad corrugations the rest of the way. 29klms took 1 1/2 hours!
|Track to Vrilya Point|
|Track to Vrilya Point|
Met up with Jim & Ev at Red Point about 2.30pm, Jim was out fishing still - they had arrived about 11am. Decided to have a look at South Vrilya to camp at for the night. We wound our way through the track & popped out looking at a beautiful blue ocean & down to our right was a gorgeous little bay. The boys walked off to have a look for a campsite there, unfortunately someone was already there - Craig did say to the fellows "you guys would be finished here now & ready to move on wouldn't you", they just laughed at him. They told the boys there were some flat campsites further along the beach, so we headed off in that direction.
Came across one campsite that didn't look too bad, but walked around the corner a bit further and found an even better one, right in front of a rocky outcrop. Setup camp, then watched & giggled as Jim & Ev found the perfect spot to setup.
|South Vrilya Point camp|
|View from camp looking north|
The boys went out on the rocky outcrop to have a fish with the sunset. I sat down and savioured the last few glasses of wine I had, while updating our journal. The hunters returned empty handed once again and started the fire going to cook dinner.
|Fishing at South Vrilya|
|Sunset at South Vrilya|
After dinner Jim bought some chocolate to share, but then we presented the vanilla slices we got fromt he bakery and the chocolate was soon forgotten. Closed up camp for the night around 9.30pm - I think the heat is sucking everyones energy during the day.
Oh, on the way out to South Vrilya today we had a small creek crossing to do, entry & exit had some steps in them but nothing difficult. Jim went first & was looking good until the car tipped back to the left and his camper smacked into a tree over hanging the track. Craig decided not to go that way and took the other track down, same condition but no over hanging tree to smack into. Craig had a look at the damage on their camper when we reached camp, they cleaned the crack in the gelcoat then put some silver tape over it, to protect it some the elements until they call in & Craig repairs it.