On our way to the Cape, we spent a week or so camping in Lakefield National Park. When we left there, we bumped our way slowly across fast flowing water at Hann Crossing and then negotiated a deeper creek with water over the wheels. We thought we’d have a look at the last camping area in Lakefield, called Sweetwater Lake which was an invitation for trouble – the track ended up too small for the vans, so we had to turn around and retrace our steps. Both rigs got bogged in a watery crossing that had caused no challenge on the way in.
Ken and Dawn were leading that day so they got bogged first. We were very glad there was an alternate, if rough, track over the crossing, just big enough for the Landcruisers to get through. We unhitched Hank from Milo, crossed the creek bed and used the snatch strap to pull them out. Our turn, bogged too; our friends unhitched and pulled us out. It was an adventure we didn’t anticipate but it was all part of the fun.