It didn’t take long for us to pack up the Camper and we were on the road early, our first planned stop was at Katherine. The place was chaotic with people and caravans everywhere and roadworks going on in the town. Butcher Birds were lined up on a branch watching the madness and even the Bats took off to find somewhere less frenetic. After we’d picked up the few things we needed from Woolies we left town.
We had a refreshment break at a big Rest Stop which even allowed overnight camping then continued on towards Mataranka. Thirty kms short of the town we could see some smoke in the distance and we passed a cyclist, I don’t know how he coped riding through the smoke but he would have had no alternative.
At Mataranka we topped up with fuel, it seems crazy that at some small places it’s cheaper than in the big ones. Mataranka was cheaper than Katherine and Adelaide River cheaper than both of them. On the window of the Service Station Alex saw this poster.
Our intention was to stop for the night at Larrimah but the flies were bad, the facilities filthy and nothing encouraged us to stay so we gave up on the idea.
We’re back at Daly Waters again and not unhappy to be here. Each time we call in we see something different. One first today was the purple motorbike and rider.
At the moment a Brahman cow is bellowing and a goat is investigating the campground.
The Golfer will need to get back to his game soon, we’re running out of Laundry Money!