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Day 48 - Lonely coast of four wheel drives

Day 48 - Lonely coast of four wheel drives
 
   
   
   
   
 
 

This week in South East Queensland

THE MAY westerlies (as I have always called them) are getting later and later each year. So much so they should be renamed the June westerlies. The early winter westerlies hit with a vengeance this week. The vast deserts and savannahs on the other side of the Great Dividing Range have significantly cooled and the prevailing high altitude jet stream suddenly comes down to low altitude bringing cold wind from inland to the coast, and making an abrupt start to winter. During these westerlies, the air temperature drops to around twenty degrees and at night calms down to below ten degrees. You know winter has started when the westerlies arrive, but these don't compare to the more harsh westerlies occurring at the end of winter.

Today's trek starts from Point Lookout, from where I start hiking down the very long and relatively featureless ocean beach. In the early afternoon I spot the first of the camping ground tracks, and eventually I find track 5 marking two thirds of the way along the island's 38 kilometre long coast.

 
 

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