Sunday, July 3, 2011

Weipa to Lotus Bird Lodge

Road to Weipa
Leaving Weipa we back-tracked to the main road running through the peninsula then headed south. The road to Weipa is a made road but it was not long before we were once again on the dirt roads more common in the outback.
Approach to Archer River
Further down the road we stopped for lunch by a river, a welcome change from the red dirt and sparse vegetation through which we had been travelling.
River ideal for a lunch stop
The next stop was Coen where we stopped to visit the Cape York Heritage House. Coen was originally a goldminig town.
Coen Heritage House
The next stop was the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station, now providing accommodation and camping facilities for travellers. The telegraph station was opened on the 23rd December 1886.
Musgrave Telegraph Station
The final stop for the day was  Lotus Bird Lodge  where we stayed overnight. The eco-lodge is set next to a lagoon inhabited by a variety of birds - a great location.
Cabin at Lotus Bird Lodge
It had been a long day on the road but being able to walk around the lagoon in the evening and wake up to the call of the birds next morning was a relaxing experience.

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