Darwin or bust - a short drive up the road travel blog

Brolgas chatting

Black Necked Stork aka Jabiru


A huge monitor lizard

Emu dad and chicks

Emus amongst the termite mounds

Wetland birds

Tawny Frogmouth

Krys the 8.6 metre Croc at Normanton

A wallaby at dusk at Karumba Point

Real cowboys herding cattle

A croc sunning itself on the banks of the Flinders River

The locals out here come in all shapes and sizes and while some are harmless others are not. Local wildlife that is.

At Georgetown we were privileged to share the bathroom with frogs, they decided to show themselves as I was brushing my teeth at the bathroom sink. Everything is very dry out here and they must have decided the sink would be nice and cool. Grae caught them both and put them out for the night.

At Normanton we had a lovely cabin in a very leafy caravan park. We made good use of the warm artesian spa and met and chatted with our fellow travelers, all of which have caravans and camping trailers. Most had suffered some sort of vehicle damage and were waiting for parts to arrive.

Normanton is home to Krys the 8.6 metre model of an actual crocodile that was shot back in the 1950s by a female croc shooter. It made the Guiness Book of Records.

At Karumba Point we stayed in a very new onsite caravan complete with ensuite and a 2.5 kg washing machine. We had a gecko in the fridge which Grae caught and put outside.

We collected some lovely sea shells at low tide and saw a beautiful sunset over the Arafura Sea.

Nearly everyone in town is a traveling grey nomad and they all love fishing.

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