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Australia : Queensland

44.2 km (27.4 miles) WSW of Lockhart River, QLD, Australia
Approx. altitude: 138 m (452 ft)
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Antipode: 13°N 37°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: East view #3: South view #4: West view #5: All of us #6: The trusty GPS unit

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  13°S 143°E (visit #1)  

#1: North view

(visited by Chris Weight, Karin Weight, Matthew Pontefract and Ishbel Collins)

07-Jul-2002 -- This confluence, just 1.2km from the road, lies just outside of the Iron Range National Park, a beautiful rugged region containing patches of lush, wet rain forest. The park borders the ocean with the beautiful Chili Beach, a perfect example of a tropical palm beach.

We spent a few days on Chili Beach, lounging around under palm trees draped over the beach. A truly beautiful place but faitly crowded. We found a hidden little campsite off the beach and at night it RAINED HARD. Very strange after all the dry weather we saw in Australia to actually put up the blue tarp and huddle under it.

When leaving the park, we stopped for the confluence. The hike to the confluence was across open scrub land with sparse bushes and eucalypt trees. In the early morning it was easy but enjoyable and not without surprise. A mob of wild boar trotted by, big daddy, big momma, their friends and a number of children. Karin, normaly mild mannered and quite opposed to the use of violence, suddenly expressed a hitherto suppressed urge to take a gun and 'blow them away'! Apparently such emotion is reserved only for feral creatures.


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