Camooweal Billabong & Banka Banka Outstation
Sadly left Adel’s Grove this morning and this time took the short road past Riversleigh fossil fields to the highway.
Reached the highway without mishap and decided to head to Katherine to get the rear windscreen fixed. Cameron did a great job “McGyvering” up the windscreen 🙂 . Only took 6 rolls of gaffer tape. We did consider heading back to Mt Isa – but neither Cameron nor I could bear the thought of going backwards. Made it to a free camp at Camooweal Billabong for the night. Heaps of birdlife including black swans, ducks, darters, pelicans and even a couple of Brolgas. (The brolgas are my favourites since I grew up on Brolga Rd.) We tried to go up close to the brolgas, but they made it very clear that we were not welcome.
22/07/13Stopped at the NT border so Amy could run from Qld to NT. Finally made it to NT – hooray!! Love that 130km speed limit. Made it to Banka Banka Outstation for the night. What a great place! Hosts Ree & Bob gave the kids an ice block each when we arrived, then gave them some bread to feed Freckles the horse & BB the cow and to top it off didn’t charge us for the kids to stay.Great camp kitchen with a toaster – Liam and I cannot wait for toast for breakky. Clean amenities, with lots of hot water.
Great place! Hope we can stay there again.