THIS WEEK ON ALL 4 ADVENTURE…
Jase and Simon are off once again to seek out new adventures somewhere off the beaten track. This week they are starting off their exploration through Cape York by visiting The Beck Museum in Mareeba, Queensland to find out more about the World War II history that was dug up by the late Sid Beck.
The Beck Museum is filled with military relics through the ages, and the boys can’t help but marvel at the collection including the P-39 Airacobra pulled from the Jardine swamps. The old M3 Stuart and Saracen tanks are worth taking a spin around the property in a ‘Jase vs Simon’ race for bragging rights.
They finally get this show on the road and head north, but it isn’t long before someone gets hungry. Jase starts this trip with a hearty beef stew simmered in the camp oven.
Back on the road the next morning, trouble strikes. The warning lights on Jase’s dash are lit up like Christmas, but the boys press on knowing they’ve got a few days offshore for it to fix itself. So they cross the Jardine River, but soon they have another unexpected stop which puts the boys on their best behaviour.
As seen in the past series, Jase has an interest in the military history that comes with his trips to the top of Australia. So he visits Jackey Jackey Airfield or Higgins Field, which is still in use as Bamaga Airport today, where the land is dotted with historical wrecks from the 2nd World War.
Then it is time to get the big boat into the water, and they’re headed to the islands. But a beach launch proves to be softer than planned, so Simon helps with the first recovery of the season. Soon they’re off and before long they meet up with Mario, the mayor of Hammond Island. Mario gives Jase and Simon a tour of the island including the old military bunks and communication stations leftover from WWII.
And the guys can’t be out in these beautiful waters without going out and seeing what they can get on the line!
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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE BECK FAMILY
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