Cape Melville - The Accident!!!!

Trip Start Feb 22, 2004
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Trip End Dec 17, 2004


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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Saturday, August 21, 2004

The photos tell the story. We were travelling along quite slow when a large wash away, collapsed, dragging one rear tyre into the ditch, tipping us over. The engine could not be turned off, as the motor began to burn sump oil, instead of diesel. The result being the motor revving until the oil was used, then overheating and this blew up the motor.

We broke a back window to get out, with the vehicle revving out of control, choking black smoke was everywhere and we were thinking it may to catch fire.

Our rescue took awhile (about 3 days in all) but it really was a big adventure, especially since we were not hurt. The rooster was towed to Cooktown then to Cairns and repairs took about 7 weeks, so we got to know Cairns pretty well.
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