Gulf Country Day 52 - Cairns to Kurumba

Sunday, Sep 13, 1998 at 00:00

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Yesterday was almost unbearably hot and again the fish are not biting. We've decided to pack up, try to get some of these bush stories out of the brothers and head off to Karumba.

The locals told us that they travel at 130km per hour along the roads out here - we certainly don't. The number of cattle that lift their heads as they hear us approach and then bolt across the front of the bull bar has slowed us down to 80 - 90km per hour. The road surface is hard, probably more bauxite, but the bulldust can catch you out if you're not looking

We arrived in Karumba late in the afternoon and pulled into the caravan park called Karumba Point Tourist Park. We argued whether this was the one that Ken and Irene were going to be staying at but paid our $13 for one night and positioned the trailer. We had one of our usual arguments about the best positioning and the angle of the sun and our neighbours looked on and laughed. Finally, the lady next door walked over and advised that we had the worst site of the park as it never had any shade. She then told us we could move site tomorrow because they had the best site of the park and were leaving in the morning. We'd had about enough by then and so we left the trailer and drove out to the Point to watch the sunset.

We were rather stunned to find one of the best pubs we've ever seen placed right on the grass at the beachfront with a perfect view of the sunset. Pool tables, picnic tables in the shade, roller door walls to take advantage of the view and the sea breeze and best of all - cold beer.

A few hundred metres down the road, also at the beach, we found the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. After watching the sunset we returned to the first caravan park and lifted camp to relocate to the Sunset park.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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