Probably the best part of waking up at the halfway point on the Tele? Knowing you have a whole other day ahead of you.
From starting right outside our camp at Canal Creek, through the innocent sounding Sam Creek, the more concerning Mistake and Cannibal creeks… the first few hours hold a fair few obstacles alone. Add the infamous and sketchy log bridge at Cypress, the very-deep Logans Creek, and then the infamous Nolans Brook – well it’s safe to say the top half doesn’t go easy on you.
We had an absolute ball on our second day on the OTT, making it to the Jardine at mid-afternoon, before reaching our camp at Punsand Bay for the night. I won’t say much more, because to be honest - I think pictures will tell more than I possibly can.
Matt may have hit the ‘go’ pedal a little too enthusiastically on this one…
So brings our time on the infamous OTT to an end! WHAT. A. TRACK.
I probably haven’t done the second-half of the track justice, but if I’m honest, it’s only because right now we’re in the midst of planning our next trip and all of my thoughts are there! Guilty as charged.
But if there’s one thing I hope you take away from these pictures it’s this: visit the Cape.
It’s challenging and remote but not too much of either. It’s dry, hot and dusty, but filled with cool refreshing waterfalls. It’s isolated and quiet, but you’ll meet new folks in unexpected corners. It’s far away from everything, but not that far away at all. I guess what I’m trying to say is – it really is the best of everything.
Until next time, happy travels!
Em & Matt
Brisbane-based lover of travel, off-roading, camping and photography.