Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The best tip we were given in Normanton was to go and speak to Helen in the visitors info centre. What a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the whole district. We spent the morning in Normanton looking at many fascinating things including a life size statue of the larget Croc ever caught, beautiful old buildings such as banks, stores and even a jail. We then travelled out to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria. It was very pleasing to make it that last 30 km’s that Burke and Wills could not achieve (mind you they did not have the mighty Prado - now known as Greased Lightning). Many people had raved about Karumba but frankly we don’t know why. Apart from a few pubs, shops and caravan parks jam packed with older Australians (politically correct), we could not see what the fuss was about. It does appear to have great fishing and the sunsets are legendary. We went to the Baramundi Discovery centre and had a great tour that ended with us feeding the larger 20+kg Barra’s.